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At the Limits of the Market : Why Capitalism Hasn't (Can't) Solved Climate Change

At the Limits of the Market : Why Capitalism Hasn't (Can't) Solved Climate Change | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

 

August 29, 2013 Desmog Canada

Part 1, Read At the Limits of the Market:

 ▶  WHY CAPITALISM "WON'T" SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE

One of the great mysteries of contemporary capitalism is the fact that as a system it appears absolutely incapable of responding to the crisis of climate change.... http://www.desmog.ca/2013/08/29/limits-market-why-capitalism-won-t-solve-climate-change-part-1

 

August 30, 2013 Desmog Canada - Part 2
Part 2, At The Limits Of The Market

 ▶  WHY CAPITALISM "HASN'T" SOLVED CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.desmog.ca/2013/08/30/limits-market-part-2-why-capitalism-hasn-t-solve-climate-change

 

 Climate & Capitalism, May 02, 2014
 ▶  WILL CAPITALISM'S DEATH WISH KILL US ALL? http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/05/02/will-capitalisms-death-wish-kill-us/

 

  -▶ THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION http://sco.lt/6tNs8H

 

-From: @Pavan Sukhdev to @pdjmoo via TWITTER

▶ IT'S TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION -- NOW -- FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUEL HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020.

Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory. Author- Corporation 2020. Study Leader for UNEP's The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB).  Biography: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/AboutGEI/WhoisGEI/BiographyPavanSukhdev/tabid/56208/Default.aspx

 

 

Yale Environment 360, July 02, 2014
▶2047 : WHERE WILL EARTH HEAD AFTER ITS 'CLIMATE DEPARTURE'? The term “climate departure” has an odd ring, but its meaning is relatively straightforward. It marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to cease resembling what has come before and moves into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm.http://e360.yale.edu/feature/interview_camilo_mora_where_will_earth_head_after_its_climate_departure/2783/

 

 

 

 Inter Press Service, May 18, 2014
 ▶  CAPITALISM UNABLE TO DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/05/capitalism-unable-deal-climate-change/

 

 ▶  THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: WILL BIG BUSINESS SAVE OR DESTROY OUR PLANET? http://sco.lt/8Yxtgn

 

 Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
▶ FOSSIL FUEL GIANTS GUZZLING WORLD'S WATER AS POOR GO THIRSTY http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/21-2

 


                                  WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?

                             ClimateProgress, December 27, 2013
  -▶  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL BOOM, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEEKS MORE OIL PRODUCTION http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#

 

Pavan Sukhdev
 ▶  WILL 2013 BRING A NEW, SUSTAINABLE WORLD?  AN END TO CRONY CAPITALISM http://pavansukhdev.com/2013/01/05/will-2013-bring-a-new-sustainable-world/

 

 

 ▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE - BANKRUPTING NATURE THREATENS CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/5XbihV

 

▶ DRILL, BABY, DRILL:  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL, GAS BOOM AND CLIMATE CHANGE, OBAMA ADMIN STILL SEEKS MORE AND MORE PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/6ff30D

 

 

 September 12, 2013 Climate Progress
 ▶  THESE GIGANTIC COMPANIES HAVE THE WORLD'S WORST CARBON EMISSIONS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/12/2609611/companies-emissions-revenue/

 

                       PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE

    FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                        http://sco.lt/7GrrPd

 

Living on Earth, October 4, 2013
 ▶  AUSTRALIA TO REPEAL CARBON TAX UNDER PRESSURE FROM COAL INDUSTRY http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00040&segmentID=2

 

 

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

 ▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving A Mining, Chemical Wasteland http://sco.lt/66Gc7N

 

 ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/98I2F7

 

 ▶  ARCTIC MELTING, OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS -   http://sco.lt/7uKXnV

 

 ▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

 ▶  LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

 

 

 ▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

 

 ▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT
September 12, 2013 Democracy Now
 ▶  THE AMERICAN WAY OF POVERTY: AS INEQUALITY HITS RECORD HIGH: Sasha Abramsky Author of  "The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives."  on the Forgotten Poor http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/12/the_american_way_of_poverty_as

 

 ▶  WILL AMERICANS ALLOW PUBLIC SERVICES TO BE PRIVATIZED?  http://sco.lt/76BSSX

 

 ▶  ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995311842/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-only-love-for-mother-earth-can-save-us-from-climate-change

 

                                                   WATCH

 

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

         ▶    BLOG -----AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/n97Vf

 

 

 

 

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Coal burning exacts a lethal price

Coal burning exacts a lethal price | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it


                                                 --- WATCH ---

                     300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS

                                        http://sco.lt/724dSD

 

 

 ClimateProgress, July 1, 2014

▶   THE AMOUNT OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN OUR AIR JUST REACHED A NEW RECORD, AND SCIENTISTS ARE WORRIED

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/01/3455026/400-ppm-carbon-dioxide-three-months/


Mongabay, September 26, 2014
COAL MINE HAS HEAVY IMPACT IN INDONESIAN BORNEO http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0926-lbell-coal-mining-indonesia.html


 May 22, 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT -

MOZAMBIQUE: Many people "resettled" to make way for Vale and Rio Tinto's international coal mining operations in Tete province, Mozambique indigenous farmers no longer have access to arable land for farming, or other ways to make a living. ... http://www.hrw.org/node/115802


CleanTechnica, July 20, 2014

▶  INDIA DOUBLES TAX ON COAL TO FUND CLEAN ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS  http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/20/india-doubles-tax-coal-fund-clean-energy-environmental-projects/


Grist, January 16, 2014
U.N. CLIMATE CHIEF CALLS FOR FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT http://grist.org/news/u-n-climate-chief-calls-for-fossil-fuel-divestment/


                                                    WATCH
HEIRS OF BILLIONAIRE OIL TYCOON JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER JOIN GROWING FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/22/heirs_of_billionaire_oil_tycoon_john


March 7, 2013 Inside Climate News

DIVESTING IN FOSSIL FUELS: SHAREHOLDERS FILE FIRST-EVER 'CARBON BUBBLE' RESOLUTIONS  http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20130307/investor-shareholders-activism-as-you-sow-carbon-bubble-climate-change-global-warming-fossil-fuels-consol-alpha



Yale Environment 360, September 25, 2014
▶   WORLD'S LARGEST COAL COMPANY PLANS BILLION-DOLLAR SOLAR PROJECT IN INDIA http://e360.yale.edu/digest/worlds_largest_coal_company_plans_billion-dollar_solar_project_in_india/4257/


 

                       THE PRODUCTION vs CONSUMPTION GAME

International Business Times, July 28, 2014
-▶ U.S. COAL EXPORTS DIRTYING THE WORLD: REPORT: U.S. energy companies have exported more coal in the last six years than ever before, the report said, analyzing preliminary data released by the Energy Information Administration, or EIA. In the same time period, the U.S. reduced domestic coal consumption by 195 million tons. As a result, the reduction in domestic coal consumption made the U.S. appear to be making more progress than it really is on curbing greenhouse gas emissions.  http://www.ibtimes.com/us-coal-exports-dirtying-world-report-1640648

 

                                      GREENPEACE REPORT

                                   Greenpeace, July 28, 2014
▶   OBAMA ADMINISTRATION EXPORTING CLIMATE CHANGE BY EXPORTING COAL. Greenpeace USA has released a major new report on an under-discussed part of President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan and his U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon rule: it serves as a major endorsement of continued coal production and export to overseas markets. http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/07/28/greenpeace-report-obama-administration-exporting-climate-change-exporting-coal


July 29, 2013 Yale Environment 360

▶  FACING TOUGH MARKET AT HOME, U.S. COAL GIANT PUSHES OVERSEAS.  SHIFTING THE BURDEN OF CO2 POLLUTION

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/facing_tough_market_coal_giant_peabody_energy_pushes_overseas/2676/

 

National Geographic, January 22, 2014

-▶  HOW MUCH IS THE U.S. TO BLAME FOR "MADE-IN-CHINA" POLLUTION? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/01/140122-made-in-china-pollution-from-exports/


                                        THE ONLY WAY OUT

CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW  http://sco.lt/51P1sH

 

 ClimateProgress, November 12, 2013
▶  THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE DANGEROUS NEW EXPERIMENT COAL COMPANIES WANT TO BRING TO AMERICA http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/11/12/2923951/untold-story-wyoming-proposed-coal-project/

 

-▶ UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS:  HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? http://sco.lt/4ruX0z

 

 

July 11, 2013 The Nation
-▶ THE WAR ON COAL OBAMA ISN'T FIGHTING: MINING ON PUBLIC LANDS CHEATING TAXPAYERS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS http://www.thenation.com/blog/175210/war-coal-obama-isnt-fighting#

 

May 23, 3013 Smart Planet
OBAMA'S COAL COMEBACK http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/coals-us-comeback/20453?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660

 

AlterNet, January 18, 2014
-▶  GAME OVER?  OBAMA GIFTS TO BIG COAL $1 BILLION http://www.alternet.org/environment/obama-gifts-big-coal-1-billion?akid=11427.237541.SV5Uzp&rd=1&src=newsletter950229&t=3

 

July 25, 2013 Global Possibilities

▶  COAL EXPORTS CONTRADICT OBAMA'S CLIMATE PLEDGE, CRITICS SAY  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/coal-exports-contradict-obamas-climate-pledge-critics-say/


 ▶ TWO THIRDS OF FOSSIL FUEL RESERVE MUST STAY UNDERGROUND TO STABILIZE CLIMATE « http://ecowatch.org/2012/fossil-fuel-underground-stabilize-climate/

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                                  Earth Justice
                         180 SECONDS OF COAL ASH PROBLEMS

Every year power plants generate 140 million tons of coal ash, enough to fill a train stretching from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Coal ash (a byproduct) contains chemicals like arsenic, mercury and lead. It can cause cancer and developmental problems. It poisons fish and wildlife in rivers and lakes.

In some places the ash is dumped into uncovered pits. In others it sits behind leaky dams. It poisons the air. It destroys the water. And the corporate polluters responsible, they claim that cleaning up this toxic mess would hurt their profits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg_zttjzpL0


EarthJustice, July 31, 2014
REPORT FINDS COAL ASH LODGES DEEP INTO LUNGS. Simply living near a coal ash dump—where the leftover muck from burning coal resides—can harm your health thanks to toxic dust that travels from the dump to your lungs, finds a new report. http://earthjustice.org/blog/2014-july/ash-in-lungs-how-breathing-coal-ash-is-hazardous-to-your-health?utm_source=crm&utm_content=title


EarthJustice, August 14, 2014
EPA INVESTIGATES ALLEGED CIVIL RIGHTS ABUSE AS TOXIC COAL ASH IS DUMPED ON BLACK TOWN IN ALABAMA
http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2014/alabama-residents-speak-out-against-alleged-civil-rights-violations-involving-coal-ash-dump-in-black-community

 

                                                     WATCH 

                                "MERCURY RISING'  - Short Film :

                               Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                          http://sco.lt/5ajRC5

 

Reuters, November 18, 2013

▶  'CLEAN UP YOUR ACT', UN CLIMATE CHIEF FIGUERES URGES COAL INDUSTRY http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/18/us-climate-talks-idUSBRE9AH0PB20131118?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

                            

                                THIS IS THE COST OF COAL  -

                                   PHOTO EXPOSE & VIDEO

                                       http://sco.lt/82iv3p


Guardian Environment, August 06, 2014
-▶ CHINA:  COAL MINE IMPACT ON YELLOW RIVER UPPER BASIN: IN PICTURES Muli coalfield is illegally gobbling up a nature reserve, blasting away alpine meadows and destroying the ecosystem of the country’s second largest river, Greenpeace investigation shows. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/aug/07/china-coal-mine-impact-on-yellow-river-upper-basin-in-pictures

 

 HuffPost Green, April 29, 2014
▶  EPA'S CROSS-STATE POLLUTION EMISSIONS RULE UPHELD BY SUPREME COURT: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/29/epa-cross-state-pollution-rule_n_5232875.html

 

Vox, April 17, 2014
▶  CHINA'S COAL BOOM IS SLOWING. THAT'S A BIG DEAL FOR CLIMATE CHANGE... http://www.vox.com/2014/4/17/5624360/china-coal-boom-ending-climate-change

 

 Salon, April 26, 2014
▶  COAL INDUSTRY LOBBY WON'T ADMIT TO ROLE IN CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.salon.com/2014/04/26/coal_industry_lobby_wont_admit_to_role_in_climate_change_partner/

 Rainforest Action Network
▶  EXTREME COAL -- NO LONGER BUSINESS AS USUAL
http://understory.ran.org/2014/04/17/2014-coal-finance-report-card-extreme-investments-extreme-consequences/

 

HuffPost Politics, March 29, 2014
WORLD'S BIGGEST COAL COMPANY, WORLD'S BIGGEST PR FIRM PAIR UP TO PROMOTE COAL FOR POOR PEOPLE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/27/peabody-burson-marstellar-coal_n_5044962.html

 

 July 23, 2013 Earth Policy Institute

▶  ECO-ECONOMY INDICATORS - CARBON EMISSIONS
FOSSIL FUEL USE PUSHES CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS INTO DANGEROUS TERRITORY http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C52/carbon_emissions_2013

 

Bloomberg BNA, March 26, 2014

 -▶ NETHERLANDS JOINS USA IN BID TO END PUBLIC FINANCING FOR COAL-FIRED PLANTS TO SPUR GREEN GROWTH http://www.bna.com/netherlands-joins-bid-b17179889127/


THE ONLY WAY OUT:

CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW

                                                http://sco.lt/51P1sH


                                                TAXING THE SUN:

                       Solar Energy Could Destroy Utility Monopolies

                                       According to U.S. Utilities

                                           http://sco.lt/6oGEa1


 

 OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE 

http://sco.lt/8LsqbR

 

 

 ▶ IPS – MANKIND APPROACHING 'CARBON CLIFF', PricewaterhouseCooper Report Warns http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/mankind-approaching-carbon-cliff-report-warns/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


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                                               COAL ASH

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The Institute of Southern Studies
HOW 'ALEC' HELPED DUKE ENERGY BLOCK STRICTER COAL ASH RULES http://www.southernstudies.org/2014/02/how-alec-helped-duke-energy-block-stricter-coal-as.html

 

Charlotte Observer, December 03, 2013
-▶ USA: TOXIC COAL ASH FROM POWER PLANT KILLS, DEFORMS FISH, POISONS RIVERS - STUDY http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/03/4516452/dukes-coal-ash-kills-deforms-fish.html#.UqAZDI3piRR

 

Think Progress, December 4, 2013
-▶ COAL ASH IS KILLING 900,000 FISH EACH YEAR IN A NORTH CAROLINA LAKE, STUDY FINDS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/04/3017841/coal-ash-killing-fish/

 

Earth Justice

HOW COAL ASH CONTAMINATES OUR LIVES :Coal Ash is a Hazardous Waste. Coal ash, the toxic remains of coal burning in power plants, is full of chemicals that cause cancer, developmental disorders and reproductive problems. It poisons our water and kills fish and wildlife.

But despite the threat, both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the White House have done little to protect the waters we drink from coal ash contamination.

. http://earthjustice.org/our_work/campaigns/coal-ash-contaminates-our-lives


Ecowatch, March 17, 2014

 -▶ DUKE ENERGY CAUGHT RED-HANDED DUMPING WASTE WATER FROM COAL ASH LAGOON INTO LOCAL WATERSHED http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/17/duke-energy-coal-ash/


 Common Dream, February 06, 2014
AS COAL ASH SPEWS INTO NORTH CAROLINA RIVER, MORE TICKING TIME BOMBS THREATEN  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/06-3


 The Daily Climate. March 7, 2013

HEALTH COSTS OF BURNING COAL

Burning coal to produce electricity costs Europeans €42.8 billion, or $55 billion, in health care costs annually, a new analysis finds. In Poland alone, the tab tops €8 billion.... http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2013/03/coal-health-costs

 

 Greenpeace International, March 21, 2014
 -▶ COAL IMPACTS ON WATER http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/coal/Water-impacts/?txtArea=032214_0203


Common Dreams, March 21, 2014

FOSSIL FUEL GIANTS GUZZLING WORLD'S WATER AS POOR GO THIRSTY http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/21-2

 

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            MASSIVE TOXIC COAL CHEMICAL SLUDGE CATASTROPHES

   UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS: WEST VIRGINIA

                          MASSIVE COAL CHEMICAL DISASTER 

                                              http://sco.lt/4saARl

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 Climate Progress, March 05, 2014
 -▶ HUGE COAL COMPANY TO PAY LARGEST-EVER FINE AFTER 6,000 CLEAN WATER VIOLATIONS IN 7 YEARS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/05/3366341/clean-water-violations-coal-fine/#

 

                                                     WATCH

                                     Grist, February 06, 2014

COAL ASH DESTROY A PERFECTLY GOOD RIVER. Experts have only just started getting a handle on the environmental and health impacts of Duke Energy's spill of tens of thousands of tons of toxic coal ash into North Carolina's Dan River http://grist.org/news/duke-energys-coal-ash-spill-has-utterly-ruined-a-river/

 

Climate Progress, February 06, 2014
▶  REPORT:  RIVER CONTAMINATED WITH HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD, ARSENIC, MERCURY AFTER NC COAL ASH SPILL http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/06/3257241/coal-ash-spill-lead-arsenic-mercury/

 

 August 7, 2013 Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
WILL EPA PROTECT OUR FAMILIES FROM TOXIC COAL WATER POLLUTION http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/18791-focus--will-epa-protect-our-families-from-toxic-coal-water-pollution


Grist, February 13, 2014
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER RIVER RUINED BY A BIG COAL-INDUSTRY SPILL. (not to be confused with the spill of toxic coal-cleaning chemicals that poisoned a West Virginia river last month and left 300,000 people without drinking water.)  http://grist.org/news/another-day-another-big-coal-industry-spill-ruins-a-river/

 

 - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

 

About My Planet, March 08, 2014
 -▶ EPA: COAL POWER PLANTS MUST INSTALL POLLUTION CONTROLS BY 2016  http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/black-gold/epa-coal-power-plants-must-install-pollution-controls-by-2016/

 

 ▶ HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving Chemical Cesspool http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

 June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities

▶   AN INSIDE LOOK INTO WHAT A COAL TERMINAL'S REALLY LIKE: This is required reading — and viewing — for anyone worried about how export terminals handle coal... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/an-inside-look-into-what-a-coal-terminals-really-like/

 

 

 

May 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
COAL IS REBOUNDING, NATURAL GAS PRICES ARE UP AND THE WORLD'S OIL CARTEL IS HAPPY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/coal-is-rebounding-natural-gas-prices-are-up-and-the-worlds-oil-cartel-is-quite-content/

 

EcoWatch, February 04, 2014
 -▶  WHY BIG COAL OPERATES IN CONSTANT STATE OF VIOLATION http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/04/big-coal-constant-violation/


November 1, 2012 Grist

▶  IS THE WORLD'S 'CLEANEST COAL-FUELED POWER PLANT' A CLIMATE BAIT-AND-SWITCH? http://grist.org/climate-energy/worlds-cleanest-coal-fueled-power-plant-is-a-climate-bait-and-switch/

 

July 30, 3013 Grist

▶  DESPITE SLOWDOWN, GLOBAL COAL REMAINS A PLANET-DESTROYING MONSTER http://grist.org/climate-energy/despite-slowdown-global-coal-remains-a-planet-destroying-monster/


 February 25, 2012 The Economist
OLD KING COAL: HOW LONG WILL IT REIGN? Asian growth will remain fuelled by coal, which is worrying for the planet http://www.economist.com/node/21548237

 

 

 ▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY: COAL, OIL, FRACKING AWAY OUR PUBLIC LANDS: DESTROYING OUR BIODIVERSITY AND FORESTS http://sco.lt/7hcWET


Grist, February 04, 2014

▶  STEP RIGHT UP, BIG COAL, FOR AMERICA'S BIG COAL GIVEAWAY. It’s bad enough that the federal government leases out public lands to private companies to be torn up and mined for coal. Even worse is that the feds are ripping off taxpayers in the process, leasing the coal tracts at way-below-market prices, through a totally inept program, according to a new federal study. http://grist.org/news/step-right-up-big-coal-for-americas-big-coal-giveaway/

 

 

 The Institute for Southern Studies

UN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL MINING IN APPALACHIA http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/05/un-human-rights-group-calls-for-investigation-of-m.html

 

                                                   WATCH

                      PBS NewsHour Report Investigation

                                     February 13, 2013

POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS   http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/epa-corporate/

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                                                 Bloomberg TV

                             COAL MAKES HALF OF U.S. ELECTRICITY

                       Christiana Figueres- UN Climate Change Chief

Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- UN Framework Convention on Climate Change's Christiana Figueres discusses the fight against global warming on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers.http://www.bloomberg.com/video/climate-change-coal-makes-half-of-u-s-electricity-~B2vipW1RkqNhtnOswhCIw.html


 New Scientist, February 13, 2014

FIRE IN THE HOLE:  AFTER FRACKING COMES COAL - IF YOU THOUGHT SHALE GAS WAS A NIGHTMARE, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET  - Dantean inferno of underground coal gasification (UCG)
   A subterranean world of previously ignored reserves is about to be opened up. These are the vast coal deposits that have proved unreachable by conventional mining, along with gas deposits around them. To the horror of anyone concerned about climate change, modern miners want to set fire to these deep coal seams and capture the gases this creates for industry and power generation. Some say this will provide energy security for generations to come. Others warn that it is a whole new way to fry the planet.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129560.400-fire-in-the-hole-after-fracking-comes-coal.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.Uv1jffZkJK4


 

 Santiago Times, January 20, 2014

 -▶  FISHERMEN, ENVIRONMENTALISTS SLAM HIGH COURT'S $1.4 BILLION COAL PLANT APPROVAL http://santiagotimes.cl/fishermen-environmentalists-slam-high-courts-coal-plant-approval/



THE BIGGEST DRY

AUSTRALIA CHOOSES COAL OVER RENEWABLES

THE END OF AUSTRALIA?

                                              http://sco.lt/6QEnEv


BreakingViews, February 04, 2014
▶  WATER FIGHT: SMOG OBSCURES LOOMING WATER RISK FOR CHINA: THE NEVER-ENDING THIRST OF FOSSIL FUELS....MINING, COAL... http://www.breakingviews.com/smog-obscures-looming-water-risk-for-china/21129863.article

 


 

                                              PAY TO PLAY

Inter Press Service, November 22, 2013
▶  WARSAW:  BIG COAL ANGLES FOR A SLICE OF CLIMATE FINANCE -- TO REDUCE THEIR EMISSIONS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/11/big-coal-angles-for-a-slice-of-climate-finance-pie/

 

March 6, 2013 San Francisco Chronicle

USA: MONTANA COAL POWER PLANT SUED OVER POLLUTION CONTROLS http://www.sfgate.com/business/energy/article/Mont-power-plant-sued-over-pollution-controls-4334289.php

 

DOUBTS RAISED OVER COAL SEAM GAS'S GREEN RATING - - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-14/study-suggests-coal-seam-gas-dirtier-than-industry-claims/4372410

 

                                                     -- WATCH--

                                                     NEW FILM:

                                                 The Ecologist

"COAL POWER" MINERS PAY IN BLOOD FOR CHINA'S ECONOMIC MIRACLE http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/climate_change_and_energy/1207308/coal_power_miners_pay_in_blood_for_chinas_economic_miracle.html

 

 

                                       ======================

                                                  FOSSIL FUELS

                                        ======================

 

                                  OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE"

           DRILL, BABY, DRILL: FRACKING, TAR SANDS OIL, NUCLEAR...

                                         MAY KILL US ALL

                                       http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

 

 ▶ CHINA AND AUSTRALIA TOP THE LIST OF 'CARBON BOMB' PROJECTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/22/china-australia-carbon-bomb.

 

 Global Carbon Atlas
-▶ INTERACTIVE: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF CARBON ON EARTH  http://globalcarbonatlas.org/?q=outreach

 

 

                                                         VIDEO

THE FOSSIL FUEL CONNECTION TO CHEMICALS AND ENDROCINE DISRUPTION http://www.linktv.org/video/9089/the-fossil-fuel-connection

 

 

      OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB:

            THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                                http://sco.lt/8lGlgf


 

                                    =======================

                CARBON CAPTURE, CARBON TAX, CARBON PRICING

                                    =======================

 

                                         PRICING CARBON    

                                       A FAILED STRATEGY

                   THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

  Ecowatch, December 16, 2013
-▶  ALEC CALLS FOR 'GUERILLA WARFARE' IN WEAKENING CARBON EMISSIONS STANDARDS http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/16/alec-calls-for-guerilla-warfare-in-weakening-carbon-emissions-standards/

 

-▶  THE UNITED STATES OF ALEC http://sco.lt/4h5sBN

 

August 30, 2013 Huffington Post Green, Kate Sheppard
▶  DEMOCRATS, LOBBYISTS LAUNCH PRO-COAL ADVOCACY GROUP, UNDER SLICK PR SLOGAN "COAL BLUE" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/30/democrats-coal-congress_n_3839660.html?ir=Green

 

 February 7, 2012 TreeHugger

HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? IN A WORD, "OVERWHELMING".  AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE
http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/true-cost-fossil-fuels.html?campaign=daily_nl

 

 June 28, 2013 Grist
**** CARBON CAPTURE
▶ CENTURIES WORTH OF CO2 EMISSIONS COULD BE STORED UNDERGROUND, BUT AT WHAT COST? http://grist.org/news/centuries-worth-of-co2-emissions-could-be-stored-underground-but-at-what-cost/

 

March 12, 2012 The Energy Collective

GRASPING AT STRAWS: DIRECT AIR CAPTURE OF CO2 IS BECOMING A BUSINESS FOR BETTER OR WORSE http://theenergycollective.com/marcgunther/79135/direct-air-capture-co2-becoming-business-better-or-worse

 

COULD A CHINESE CARBON CAP PAVE THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL?  http://sco.lt/6JW10D

 

                         ------------------------------------------------------------

 

                           USA LNG EXPORTS - FRIEND OR FOE? 

          FRACKING FOSSIL FUEL LEAVES A POLLUTION CESSPOOL

                                         http://sco.lt/7vJJjt

-                       --------------------------------------------------------------

 

July 4, 2013 Science Daily

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS, FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES USING DIRTY TRICKS FROM 'TOBACCO WARS' http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130704095132.htm

 

Guardian Environment, December 20, 2013
CHINA FACES $176 BILLION BILL TO CLEAN UP AIR POLLUTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/20/china-bill-clean-air-pollution

 

IT'S A TRAGEDY WHEN IT'S COME TO THIS SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO BURN FOSSIL FUELS......

Treehugger, March 08, 2014
 -▶ BUILDING A BUBBLE-like BIOME IN BEIJING COULD LET RESIDENTS BREATHE CLEAN AIR. Beijing's notorious air pollution has reached beyond hazardous levels in recent years, with the city covered in thick, toxic smog for a good part of the year. While the Chinese government has implemented various pollution-battling policies like car bans and the planting of green roofs, others like London-based design firm Orproject have gone down the road of more extreme design measures -- suggesting the building of bubble-like biomes, sealed from outside pollution, that would allow residents to actually breathe clean air. http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/beijing-bubbles-biome-clean-air-orproject.html

 

ClimateProgress, December 27, 2013
-▶ IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL BOOM, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEEKS MORE OIL PRODUCTION
Despite the oil boom already well underway, the Associated Press reported this week that the Obama administration was seeking to ‘clean up’ coal by capturing carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants and using it to force more oil out of the ground.
“Obama has spent more than $1 billion on carbon-capture projects tied to oil fields and has pledged billions more for clean coal,” according to the AP report... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#


March 6, 2013 FUEL FIX

GERMANY: GIANT FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES TRYING TO HOLD BACK THE TIDE http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/03/06/german-oil-exec-countrys-clean-energy-dream-now-a-nightmare/

 

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY: DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS http://sco.lt/7gxiG9

 

 ▶ WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 ▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT: UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 

                        ▶    THIS IS OUR ENERGY REALITY     ▶

                                       http://sco.lt/7LUrHV

 

 

 

                                              NOTES FROM:

▶  WARSAW COP19 UNFCCC CLIMAGE CHANGE CONFERENCE - November 11 - 22 2013 http://sco.lt/8vqDpZ

 

 

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World can’t wait until 2020 on climate change, says new, highly-disturbing International Energy Agency report | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

June 17, 2013 Hill Times Online

-▶  ... a new and highly-disturbing report from the International Energy Agency warns that “the world is not on track to limit the long-term rise in the average global temperature to two degrees Celsius,” and that, based on the present course, the long-term average temperature increase is likely to be somewhere between 3.6 degrees Celsius and 5.3 degrees. Such an increase would bring highly disruptive change that would not only be hugely costly but deeply threatening to human society.

Scientific evidence shows that “our climate is already changing and that we should expect extreme weather events (such as storms, floods, and heat waves) to become more frequent and intense, as well as increasing global temperatures and rising sea levels,” the IEA warns.... http://www.hilltimes.com/opinion-piece/2013/06/17/world-can%E2%80%99t-wait-until-2020-on-climate-change-says-new-highly-disturbing/35071

 

▶ UN IPCC REPORT AND NASA-FUNDED STUDY:  INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR "IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE"? http://sco.lt/8lOuIr

 

                                                            VIDEO: 

             CLIMATE CHANGE - A "WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION"

                                                     Senator Kerry:

                      Obama Admin Steps Out On Climate Change (Finally)

                                                 http://sco.lt/5aFO4X

 

 

-▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES FIVE TIMES GREATER THAN CLIMATE FINANCE  http://sco.lt/7mFYcj

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

Science Daily, January 19, 2014
▶  GET USED TO HEAT WAVES:  EXTREME EL NINO EVENTS TO DOUBLE DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING EMISSIONS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140119142454.htm

 

July 20, 2013 The Huffington Post Green
-▶  340 MONTHS:  June 2013 Temperatures Continue String of 340 Consecutive Warmer-Than-Average Months http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/20/june-2013-temperatures_n_3624969.html

 

 

Before It's News, January 14, 2014
▶  OFF THE CHARTS: THE UNBELIEVABLE LIST OF HEAT RECORDS BROKEN IN 2013 http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2014/01/off-the-charts-2013-australias-hottest-year-the-unbelievable-list-of-heat-records-broken-in-2013-2490202.html

 

                                   WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?

                            ClimateProgress, December 27, 2013
  -▶  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL BOOM, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEEKS MORE OIL PRODUCTION.

America produced an average of 7.5 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2013, an increase of one million barrels per day and the biggest one-year jump in the nation’s history, FuelFix reported Thursday. The U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) estimates production will grow by another one million barrels in 2014 and will peak at a whopping 9.5 million barrels per day in 2016.

And the production surge doesn’t stop at the water’s edge. According to FuelFix, “the Gulf of Mexico also is seeing a boost, with oil production expected to grow to 1.4 million barrels per day in 2014, up by 100,000 barrels.”.. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#

 

Business Green, January 15, 2014
▶  BP: GLOBAL EMISSIONS TO SOAR 29 PERCENT BY 2030 hthttp://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2323190/bp-global-emissions-to-soar-29-per-cent-by-2030

 

 Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

 Climate and Capitalism, December 08, 2013
▶  CLIMATE POLITICS MUST BE AS RADICAL AS THE CRISIS: THIS RACE TO WRECK AND POISON THE EARTH FOR PROFIT IS SUICIDAL http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/climate-politics-must-be-radical-as-crisis/

 

-▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE" http://sco.lt/7r58s5

 

 

-▶  OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB: THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES:  http://sco.lt/8lGlgf

 

                                            -- WORTHY WATCH --
UNMAPPED ROUTE MAY POSE DANGERS FOR SHIPPING BOOM IN ARCTIC WATERS (PROOF WITHOUT POLITICS)
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/climate-change/july-dec13/arctic_09-17.html

 

 

July 11, 2013 The Nation
-▶  THE WAR ON COAL OBAMA ISN'T FIGHTING: MINING ON PUBLIC LANDS CHEATING TAXPAYERS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS http://www.thenation.com/blog/175210/war-coal-obama-isnt-fighting#

 

May 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶  COAL IS REBOUNDING, NATURAL GAS PRICES ARE UP AND THE WORLD'S OIL CARTEL IS HAPPY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/coal-is-rebounding-natural-gas-prices-are-up-and-the-worlds-oil-cartel-is-quite-content/

 

May 23, 3013 Smart Planet
-▶  OBAMA'S COAL COMEBACK http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/coals-us-comeback/20453?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660

 

                                                  WATCH:

                                     June 17, 2013 ABC News

CLIMATE COMMISSION REPORT SAYS 80 PER CENT OF FOSSIL FUEL RESERVE MUST STAY IN THE GROUND http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-17/fossil-fuel-reserves-must-stay-in-ground-report/4757448

 

Pavan Sukhdev Kevin Kromash, May 2013
-▶  TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22221

 

 

 July 22, 2013 The Price of Oil
-▶  NEW REPORT EXPOSES BILLIONS PER YEAR IN NEW UNACCOUNTABLE FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES http://priceofoil.org/2013/07/22/new-report-exposes-billions-per-year-in-new-fossil-fuel-subsidies-2/

 

                                          PRICING CARBON:

     A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                         http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

July 17, 2013 Harvard Business Review
-▶  THE ERA OF CORPORATE SILENCE ON CLIMATE POLICY IS ENDING http://blogs.hbr.org/winston/2013/07/the-era-of-corporate-silence-o.html

 

                                                        WATCH

VIDEO Encore, Moyers and Company

-▶  *** ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS |http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 

October 19, 2006 Yale Global
-▶  THE PLANET IN PERIL - PART 1 - Jim Hansen, director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, explores the implications of global warming in a two-part series for YaleGlobal...  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-i

PLANET IN PERIL - PART II http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-ii

 

 October 27, 2013 Yale Global

-▶  **** IN SEARCH OF COMMON SENSE

In this age of globalization, the world needs new principles and models of governance to meet the fast-growing mutual dependencies http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/search-common-sense

 

 

 

July 4, 2013 Science Daily

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS, FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES USING DIRTY TRICKS FROM 'TOBACCO WARS' http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130704095132.htm

 

July 29, 2013 Yale Environment 360
-▶  FACING TOUGH MARKET AT HOME, U.S. COAL GIANT PUSHES OVERSEAS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/facing_tough_market_coal_giant_peabody_energy_pushes_overseas/2676/

 

July 9, 2013 Science Daily
-▶  EVOLUTION TOO SLOW TO KEEP UP WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709175747.htm

 

-▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICH EVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/6Na6zJ

 

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER SHORTAGES, BIODIVERSITY LOSS WILL HAVE GROWING IMPACTS ON GLOBAL BUSINESS http://sco.lt/7ZsioL

 

 

 

June 29, 2013 The Guardian

-▶  HUMANS -- THE REAL THREAT TO LIFE ON EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/30/population-growth-wipe-out-life-earth

 

September 28, 2006 Yale Global

-▶  *** MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home

 

-▶   'WE ARE FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL," PACIFIC ISLAND LEADER WARNS:  Atolls are at risk of becoming uninhabitable as sea levels rise, Marshall islands president will tell summit... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/01/pacific-islands-climate-change

 

February 15, 2012 The Daily Climate

-▶  PREPARING INSURERS FOR A STORMY FUTURE http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/query/leurig-query

 

 

August 23, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶  A BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATION OF HOW COMPLICATED OUR CLIMATE SYSTEM IS
Australian floods of 2010 and 2011 actually caused global sea level to drop. Rain - in effect, evaporated ocean - fell in such colossal quantities during the Australian floods in 2010 and 2011 that the world's sea levels actually dropped by as much as 7mm.  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/23/australian-floods-global-sea-level

 

 

August 10, 2013 Euractive
-▶  EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850

 

 August 02, 2013 Inhabitat
-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE HAPPENING 10 TIMES FASTER THAN AT ANY POINT IN THE PAST 64 MILLION YEARS http://inhabitat.com/climate-change-happening-10-times-faster-than-at-any-point-in-the-past-65-million-years-scientists-warn/

 

-▶  FRYING ON PLANET EARTH:  WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/8CQiaf

 

 

August 3, 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶  THE CLIMATE TIME BOMB THAT WILL COST US $60 TRILLION: Obama in the US, and Harper in Canada, are turning North America into a petro–imperial and petro–despot continent. This doesn’t bode well for solving the climate crisis... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-climate-time-bomb-that-will-cost-us-60-trillion/

 

August 8, 2013 Tom Dispatch, Tomgram: Michael Klare,
-▶  HOW TO FRY THE PLANET: THE THIRD CARBON AGE --The Age of Renewables = The Age Of Unconventiaon Oil and Gas ... http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175734/

 

August 10, 2013 Grist
-▶  DON'T FOR A SECOND IMAGINE WE'RE HEADING FOR AN ERA OF RENEWABLE ENERGY http://grist.org/climate-energy/dont-for-a-second-imagine-were-heading-for-an-era-of-renewable-energy/

 

August 1, 2013 Yale Global Online
-▶  CHINA AND THE U.S. COURT AFRICA:
Africa's rich resources, especially energy, are target for world's leading economies http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/china-and-us-court-africa

 

 

 

August 4, 2013 Care2
-▶  HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html

 

August 01, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  CLIMATE COULD WARM MORE RAPIDLY THAN ANY TIME IN THE LAST 65 MILLION YEARS According to a new review of 27 climate models, scientists say the global climate is likely to experience a warmth as great as any in the last 65 million years, only much, much faster... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0801-hance-climate-pace.html

 

August 1, 2013 Bloomberg
-▶  NATURE'S REVENGE: OUR HOTTER, WETTER, MORE VIOLENT FUTURE http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-01/our-hotter-wetter-more-violent-future.html

 

 

July 20, 2013 Think Progress
-▶  GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA "MAY BE VULNERABLE TO RAPID ICE LOSS THROUGH CATASTROPHIC DISINTEGRATION" http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greenland-and-antarctica-may-be-vulnerable-to-rapid-ice-loss-through-catastrophic-disintegration/

 

July 26, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶  FOSSIL FUELS DEADLY USA SUMMER AND THE GROWING RESISTANCE http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fossil-fuels-deadly-summer-and-the-growing-resistance/

 

                                 NASA Climate Change VIDEO:

 

July 25, 2013 Mother Nature Network

-▶  *****THIS IS THE USA IN 2100 http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/nasa-climate-change-video-this-is-the-us-in-2100

 

 

July 28, 2013 Forbes
-▶  WHO CARES ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING? http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2013/07/28/who-cares-about-global-warming/

 

-▶  FREE ECO APP: The International Energy Agency (IEA) is known as the most authoritative source for global energy statistics. The IEA publishes its statistics in a series of annual and quarterly publications as well as through electronic data services. With this application, you can access key statistics on more than 130 countries and regions including energy indicators, energy balances, prices, CO2 emissions as well as energy forecasts.. IEA - http://s.shr.lc/15qgMuv



July 23, 2013 Earth Policy Institute
-▶  ECO-ECONOMY INDICATORS - CARBON EMISSIONS
FOSSIL FUEL USE PUSHES CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS INTO DANGEROUS TERRITORY http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C52/carbon_emissions_2013

 

July 24, 2013 New Scientist
-▶  HUGE METHANE BELCH IN ARCTIC COULD COST $60 TRILLION http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23923-huge-methane-belch-in-arctic-could-cost-60-trillion.html#.UfDLLlPc-RQ

 

 

 

 July 20, 2013 Huffington Post Green
-▶  DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING, END IS VIRTUALLY CERTAIN FOR NYC, BOSTON, MIAMI, HOLLAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-zuesse/due-to-global-warming-end_b_3628981.html

 

August 12, 2014 Climate Progress
-▶  HOW TWO RESERVOIRS HAVE BECOME BILLBOARDS FOR WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS DOING TO THE AMERICAN WEST http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/08/12/2439931/reservoir-billboards-southwest/

 

August 8, 2013 California Environmental Protection Agency
-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT DOCUMENTS GROWING IMPACTS ON CALIFORNIA'S ENVIRONMENT http://oehha.ca.gov/public_info/press/ClimateChange_PressRelease.pdf

 

 

 

July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  JAMES HANSEN: FOSSIL FUEL ADDICTION COULD TRIGGER RUNAWAY GLOBAL WARMING http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/jul/10/james-hansen-fossil-fuels-runaway-global-warming

 

July 18, 2013 The Washington Post
-▶  SNOW AND ARCTIC SEA ICE EXTENT PLUMMET SUDDENLY AS GLOBE BAKES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/07/18/snow-and-arctic-ice-extent-plummet-suddenly-as-globe-bakes/

 

 

 

July 9, 2013 Washington Post
-▶  YOU CAN'T DENY GLOBAL WARMING AFTER SEEING THIS GRAPH http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/09/you-cant-deny-global-warming-after-seeing-this-graph/

 

 

 

October 10, 2013 Yale Global

-▶  AS ARCTIC MELTS, BUSINESS AS USUAL
Nations ignores the addiction to fossil fuels - and climate change - at their peril http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/arctic-melts-business-usual

 

-▶  ARCTIC OCEAN MELTING, 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY'.  HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS: ARCTIC COULD BE ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6VA1hp

 

July 10, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶  DESERTS 'GREENING' FROM RISING CO2 http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Deserts_greening_from_rising_CO2_999.html

 

June 28, 2013
-▶  FOOD SECURITY WEAKENING "ON A SCALE WE HAVEN'T SEEN" LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Population growth, rising affluence, water shortages and climate change are combining to create unprecedented pressure on the world’s food supply – pressure that is likely to play out both as slow rises in hunger and as famines linked to extreme weather events, a leading agriculture expert says.... http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2013/06/28/food-security-weakening-on-a-scale-we-havent-seen/

 

June 27, 2013 Yale Global
-▶  THE QUEST FOR GREEN JOBS: Understanding the Global Supply Chain

Politicians focus on only manufacture, neglecting green jobs in installation and maintenance ...  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/quest-green-jobs

 

May 25, 2013 Yale Global
-▶  *** THIS IN 2006 !!! ..WHERE HAVE WE BEEN?

A CLIMATE OF OUR OWN MAKING http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/climate-our-own-making

 

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE PROMISES TOUGH TIMES FOR ASIA AND AFRICA  http://sco.lt/8vOrab

 

 

                 --- PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CLIMATE PLAN ---

 

-▶   ******READ -- PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN*****   http://www.globalpossibilities.org/read-president-obamas-climate-change-plan/

 

June 26, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  OBAMA'S CLIMATE PLAN:  REACTIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jun/26/barack-obama-climate-action-plan

 

June 25, 2013 Terra Daily
-▶  OBAMA'S CLIMATE STRATEGY FALLS SHORT: EXPERTS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Obamas_climate_strategy_falls_short_experts_999.html

 

June 25, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  OBAMA'S CLIMATE STRATEGY WILL GUARANTEE GLOBAL WARMING DISASTER http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/jun/25/obama-speech-climate-action-plan-disaster1

 

June 28, 2013 DeSmogBlog
-▶  OBAMA'S ENERGY "SPEAK" CONTRADICTORY TO HIS NEW ENERGY SECRETARY, ERNEST MONIZ http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/06/28/obama-s-energy-czar-continues-back-dubious-coal-technology-part-climate-strategy?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 

June 26, 2013 Climate Connections
-▶  OBAMA CLIMATE PLAN TOUTS GAS FRACKING AS "TRANSITION FUEL," DOUBLING DOWN ON METHANE RISK http://climate-connections.org/2013/06/26/obama-climate-plan-touts-gas-fracking-as-transition-fuel-doubling-down-on-methane-risk/

 

-▶   *** FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3994993960/fracking-ourselves-into-oblivion

 

 

 

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE:  WHY NASA's PHOTO OF ALASKA IS FREAKING PEOPLE OUT  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/23-1

 

June 27, 2013 Business Green
-▶  U.K. COALITION VOWS TO PUT GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE HEART OF RECOVERY http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2277936/coalition-vows-to-put-green-infrastructure-at-the-heart-of-recovery

 

-▶ NEW CHINESE "GREEN HEALTH CITY" WILL BE A SUSTAINABLE PROTOTYPE FOR THE WORLD. Designers say limiting fossil fuel use will aid quick healing for those who have been ill or injured http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/new-chinese-city-goes-green-for-the-health-benefits/

 

-▶  COULD A CHINESE CARBON CAP PAVE THE WAY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL? http://sco.lt/7knIW1

 

June 26, 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Environment
-▶  THE ERA OF ADAPTION http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2013/06/26/3789391.htm

 

 

 March 11, 2013 New York Times
-▶  NUCLEAR: IN SEARCH OF ENERGY MIRACLES: HOW MUCH FAITH SHOULD WE PUT IN BIG TECHNOLOGY FIXES TO SAVE THE WORLD?  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/science/in-search-of-energy-miracles.html?_r=0

 

 

 

 

 

-▶  TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD http://sco.lt/61dGD3

 

REDUX:

-▶  OUR BLIND OBSESSION WITH GDP WILL KILL US - HERE COMES ECO-ECONOMICS http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/eco-economics-gdp-outmoded/


___________________________________________________________________

 

AN ENVIRONMENTAL, CLIMATE/ECONOMIC DISASTER IN THE MAKING

 

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE: BIG FACTS: DEFORESTATION, AGRICULTURAL, BIOFUEL EMISSIONS IMPACTS http://ccafs.cgiar.org/bigfacts/deforestation-emissions/

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

                                                    WATCH

Video

-▶  *****TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION - "THE DIRTY TRUTH" - http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

June 2013 Desmog Canada
-▶  CANADA: FORT McMURRAY, HOME TO 175 SQ. Km OF TAR SANDS TAILINGS PONDS, OVERWHELMED BY FLOODS http://www.desmog.ca/2013/06/11/fort-mcmurray-home-176-square-km-tar-sands-tailings-ponds-overwhelmed-floods

 June 2013 DeSmog Canada
-▶  CANADA: FORT McMURRAY FLOODING EMPHASIZES TAR SANDS' THREAT TO THE GLOBE AND MacKENZIE RIVER BASIN http://www.desmog.ca/2013/06/13/fort-mcmurray-flooding-emphasizes-tar-sands-threat-mackenzie-river-basin

 

 

**** FRACKING - NATURAL GAS

-▶  FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3994993960/fracking-ourselves-into-oblivion

 

-▶  SHALE GAS WON'T STOP PEAK OIL, BUT COULD CREATE AN ECONOMIC CRISIS http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-06-25/shale-gas-won-t-stop-peak-oil-but-could-create-an-economic-crisis

 

June 25, 2013 Common Dreams
-▶  STUDY: DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION LINKED TO FRACKING, HORIZONTAL DRILLING http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4

 

 

                          CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE RESULT

                            OF MASSIVE HUMAN DEGRADATION

                              OF OUR PLANETARY BIOSYSTEMS 

 

                            SUCH MAJOR ECOSYSTEMS AS:

 

**** DEFORESTATION

-▶  A PLAGUE OF DEFORESTATION SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH TERRIBLE LOSS OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/4lJ5ZR

 

**** ENERGY:

-▶  THIS IS OUR ENERGY REALITY http://sco.lt/7LUrHV

 

June 28, 2013 Grist
**** CARBON CAPTURE
-▶  CENTURIES WORTH OF CO2 EMISSIONS COULD BE STORED UNDERGROUND, BUT AT WHAT COST? http://grist.org/news/centuries-worth-of-co2-emissions-could-be-stored-underground-but-at-what-cost/

 

*** NUCLEAR

-▶  THE LETHAL LEGACY OF AMERICA'S NUCLEAR WASTE http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/inside-the-earth/nuclear-waste/

 

***  AGRICULTURE

-▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

-▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION (THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS) http://sco.lt/7yl1s1

 

**** OCEANS:

-▶  ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS  http://sco.lt/7uKXnV

 

**** MINING:

-▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving a Mining, Chemical Wasteland http://sco.lt/66Gc7N

 

 -▶  SOLAR BOOMING ON THE GLOBAL MARKET  http://sco.lt/51pGID

 

 

*** ECOSYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY

-▶  IS THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION UPON US?  http://sco.lt/92uDfV

 

-▶  ******BIODIVERSITY "IS" LIFE
Conservation, Ecosystems, Wildlife, Rivers, Water, Forests http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

*****ANIMALS

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAN WE THOUGHT http//sco.lt/6xb6m1

 

-▶  *******OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://ow.ly/mor0j

 

 

 

 

                                              LEADING TO

 

    "TERRACIDE" DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS 

                                         http://sco.lt/7gxiG9

                 OIL POLLUTION: Google Images http://ow.ly/mouKN

 

 

       ---------- AND THE LAST NAIL IN THE CLIMATE COFFIN ----------

 

*** OBAMA'S NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS NEGOTIATE AWAY SOVEREIGN RIGHTS TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

READ BLOGS:

 

*** An Urgent Memo to the World  http://ow.ly/mo4Zm

 

*** Change is upon us and Change We Must http://ow.ly/mo7vG

 

**** The Insanity of the Profit Locust Mindset http://ow.ly/mo7zN

 

RESILIENCE COMMUNITIES ON "ENERGY"

http://www.resilience.org/stories-list/79716-energy

 

SOLAR DAILY http://www.solardaily.com/

 

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Amazingly, so little mention of environmental degradation.  This is the central core for all discussion for, without our natural world we do not exist.  The degradation of our ecosystems, biodiversity and poisoning of our planet is the absolute focus for all discussions.   Much of the rape and pillage going on is irreversible and the massive imbalance of the planet  tells us that there WILL BE a horrendous planetary biological chain-reaction and unforeseen repercussions, no matter what we do. Unbridled consumption is driving us to destruction.  The era of the industrial, military paternal mindset is over.  It has led us to the brink of destruction.  Women, indigeneous and youth are rising and their voices must be heard. An entirely new systems paradigm is required to restore and bring our Planet back to health.  If we were to focus on restoring our environment to health, a new template for economics would automatically form and a new job force would emerge. 


 

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Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds, bats every year in the name of clean energy?

Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds, bats every year in the name of clean energy? | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

May 14, 2013 Grist

-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GIVES WIND INDUSTRY A PASS FOR KILLING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PROTECTED BIRDS Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds every year in the name of clean energy? Is it OK for a luxury home developer to kill California condors in its quest for profits? http://grist.org/news/obama-administration-loves-wind-energy-hates-birds/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=thenaturaleye%40gmail.com

 

Bloomberg BNA, June 09, 2014
-▶ THE APPLICATION OF MIGRATORY BIRD PROTECTION STATUTES TO WIND POWER PROJECTS http://www.bna.com/application-migratory-bird-p17179891163/

 

 Reuters, June 2, 2014
-▶ BIRD CONSERVANCY GROUP SUES U.S. OVER 30-YEAR PERMITS TO LEGALLY KILL EAGLES BY WIND TURBINES http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/20/us-usa-eagles-idINKBN0EV01120140620

 

 

Focusing on Wildlife, December 15, 2013

-▶ WIND TURBINES STILL KILLING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/wind-turbines-still-killing-hundreds-of-thousands-of-birds/

 

-▶ Smithsonian, December 16, 2013
HOW MANY BIRDS DO WIND TURBINES REALLY KILL? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-many-birds-do-wind-turbines-really-kill-180948154/?no-ist

 

 EarthTechling

-▶ WIND TURBINE- BIRD DEBATE FLARES WITH NEW MASSIVE FATALITY FIGURE. A published study has concluded that 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats were killed by wind power in 2012. The figure on birds – which includes 83,000 raptors – is about 30 percent higher than the 444,000 estimate by a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologist in 2009, when the U.S. had about half as much installed wind capacity.... http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wind-bird-debate-flares-with-new-fatality-figure/

 

                                                 BATS TOO

                             Summit Voice, February 16, 2014
-▶  NEW STUDY UPS ESTIMATE OF WIND TURBINE BAT DEATHS TO 600,000 FRISCO — By the latest conservative estimate, at least 600,000 bats were killed by energy producing wind turbines in 2012, with the highest fatality rates in areas near the Appalachian Mountains.

The bats are killed when they fly into the towering turbines which spin at up to 179 mph with blades that can stretch 130 feet. Previous estimates of bat deaths ranged from 33,000 to 880,000. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/16/new-study-ups-estimate-of-wind-turbine-bat-deaths/

 

 

                                                     WATCH
                                                   QUEST TV
      BIRDS, BLADES AND THE BRUTAL BUSINESS OF CLEAN ENERGY

Does a shift toward renewable energy sources mean choosing between wind turbines and wildlife? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/01/09/birds-blades-and-the-brutal-business-of-clean-energy/

 

Bloomberg Sustainability, February 19, 2014
-▶ U.K.  OFFSHORE WIND EXPANSION SCRAPPED BY CONCERN FOR BIRDS. “Renewable energy, like every other industry, must be developed in harmony with the natural environment,” RSPB Head of Energy Policy Harry Huyton said in an e-mailed statement. “Critical to this is avoiding damaging developments in sites that are particularly special for nature.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-19/bird-habitat-concern-forces-utilities-to-scrap-wind-farm.html

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                Video March 18, 2013 CFact

-▶ BIG WIND HIDES EVIDENCE OF TURBINE MASSIVE BIRD KILLS - AND GETS REWARDED.  HERE'S HOW THEY DO IT http://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/wind-turbines-kill-up-to-39-million-birds-a-year/

 

 Seattle Times, December 06, 2013

-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO ALLOW EAGLE DEATHS - TO AID WIND POWER. Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

http://seattletimes.com/html/politics/2022408924_apxwindenergyeagledeaths.html?syndication=rss

 

 

Inhabitat, February 19, 2014
▶  THE WORLD'S LARGEST SOLAR THERMAL PLANT IS FRYING BIRDS - SHOULD WE WORRY? http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-largest-solar-plant-is-frying-birds-should-we-worry/

 

January 26, 2012 CS Monitor
-▶ WIND POWER: CLEAN ENERGY, DIRTY BUSINESS? http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/0126/Wind-power-Clean-energy-dirty-business

 

New York Times, December 16, 2013
-▶ A STRUGGLE TO BALANCE WIND ENERGY WITH WILDLIFE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/earth/a-struggle-to-balance-wind-energy-with-wildlife.html?hp&_r=1&;

 

Summit County, November 16, 2013

-▶ 600,000 BATS KILLED IN 2012 BY ENERGY PRODUCING WIND TURBINES: NEW STUDY http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/16/new-study-ups-estimate-of-wind-turbine-bat-deaths/

 

 -▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME, WINDFARMS HAVE KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS -  http://sco.lt/5dc13Z

 

New York Times, December 25, 2013
-▶ WIND POWER DEVELOPERS RACE CLOCK TO SECURE U.S. GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/business/energy-environment/wind-power-developers-race-clock-to-secure-subsidy.html?ref=us&_r=0

 

Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

-▶ CAPE WIND IN DOUBT - TAX CREDITS AND THE MONEY GAME http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=3

 

Mail Online, December 26, 2013
-▶ £30 MILLION PAID BY UK HOUSEHOLD BILLS FOR WIND TURBINES THAT DON'T WORK WHEN IT'S WINDY http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2529297/Title-goes-here.html

 

 -▶ Focusing on Wildlife, December 12, 2013
POLL: SHOULD THE REGULATION ON THE KILLING OF BALD EAGLES BY WIND TURBINES BE LOOSENED? New law relies exclusively on the for-profit wind industry to self-report bird fatalities, even when such information may prove detrimental to the industry’s bottom line. ... http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/poll-should-the-regulations-on-the-killing-of-bald-eagles-be-loosened/

 

 May 14, 2013 Deseret News

-▶ WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html

 

 Reuters, October 17, 2013
-▶ BULGARIA FACES EU COURT OVER WINDFARM THREAT TO BIRDS http://www.trust.org/item/20131017150242-kakzb/?source=hpbreaking

 

HuffingtonPost, November 22, 2013
-▶ DUKE ENERGY RENEWABLES GUILTY PLEA NETS BIG FINE FOR BIRD-KILLING WIND TURBINES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/duke-energy-bird-fine_n_4326596.html

 

 AND NOW SOLAR TOO:

The Independent, November 15, 2013
-▶ BIRDS BEING HARMED, KILLED BY SOLAR PROJECTS PLACED ALONG 'PACIFIC FLYWAY" MAJOR MIGRATION PATHS

Birds are diving into the reflective surfaces of these solar panels, believing them to be bodies of water, or are being burned by concentrated solar.,, http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/solar-projects-placed-along-pacific-flyway-major-migration-paths-are-burning-wings-of-birds-8942681.html

 

 

REWIRE, September 26, 2013
-▶ FIRST WIND TURBINE "EAGLE TAKE" PERMIT MAY COME TO CALIFORNIA WINDFARM http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/wind/your-chance-to-comment-on-wind-facility-eagle-take-permit.html

 

Treehugger, September 25, 2013
-▶ DUTCH WIND TURBINE CROWDFUNDED IN JUST 13 HOURS http://www.treehugger.com/wind-technology/dutch-wind-turbine-crowdfunded-just-13-hours.html

May 14, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶ WIND FARM BIRD DEATHS STIR CONCERNS IN THE USA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/wind-farms-bird-deaths_n_3270691.html

 

September 13, 2013 Huffington Post Green
-▶ WIND INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO TROUBLING REPORT ON EAGLE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/wind-farms-eagle-deaths_n_3915629.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 January 26, 2012 CS Monitor
-▶ WIND POWER: CLEAN ENERGY, DIRTY BUSINESS? http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/0126/Wind-power-Clean-energy-dirty-business

 

August 8, 2013 The Hill
-▶ OBAMA IN CENTER OF FIGHT OVER BALD EAGLE DEATHS http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/pending-regs/316051-obama-in-center-of-green-fight-over-eagle-deaths

 

August 3, 2013 - BDN Maine
-▶ TO AVOID KILLING BIRDS WITH WIND TURBINES, RESEARCHERS TRACK FLIGHT PATTERNS OFF MAINE COAST http://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/31/outdoors/biologists-tracking-maine-seabirds-in-advance-of-offshore-power/

 
                                                     VIDEO

                                 June 28, 2013 Mirror News

     BIRDWATCHERS GATHER TO SEE RARE BIRD...FLIES INTO A WIND TURBINE...DIES http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/horrified-birdwatchers-see-rare-white-throated-2003724

 

 

               -- MORE ON IMPORTANCE OF BIRDS AND THEIR FATE ---

 

-▶ ****STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

-▶ ****NO SAFE HAVEN: MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/6pozuT

 

-▶ ****WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

 

-▶ PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFETS: FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

 

 

-▶ FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

 

-▶ SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE | @scoopit http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions.

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Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions.

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‘Years of Living Dangerously’ Must See Video: Showtime Climate Series

‘Years of Living Dangerously’ Must See  Video:  Showtime Climate Series | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

                                                        WATCH

                                  Climate Progress, April 7, 2014

                                                  Climate Series

                                "YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY"

               Premieres Sunday on Showtime, April 13 at 10PM EDT/PDT.

Showtime has posted online the entire video of Episode 1, airing April 12, 2014 of its visually and emotionally gripping documentary series event, “Years of Living Dangerously,” produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Weintraub — and former 60 Minutes producers. Watch it here.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/07/3423139/episode-1-showtime-years-of-living-dangerously/

 

This is not just going to be a landmark climate change series, it is going to be a landmark television series. It is what everyone is going to be talking about from April to June. As the latest international climate report makes clear, climate change is happening right here, right now — in America and around the world. It is the biggest story of our time, and it needs a big platform to tell it.

 

Sustainable Business, May 14, 2014
-▶ A RETURN OF 5800% THAT'S WHAT THE FOSSIL FUEL LOBBY GETS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25711

 

Bloomberg, May 02, 2014
-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE BEAT HISTORIC LEVEL EVERY DAY LAST MONTH. “We’re running out of time, but not solutions,” Ed Chen, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said... “The next big step is to limit, for the first time, carbon pollution being spewed by our power plants.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/carbon-dioxide-exceeds-historic-threshold-through-april.html

 

 UNEP Newscenter, April 28, 2014
 ▶ FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES HAMPER PATHWAY TO INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMY, EXPERTS SAY. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently reported that CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes were responsible for approximately 78 per cent of the total increase in greenhouse gas emissions between 1970 and 2010.

    Experts say reducing or eliminating harmful fossil fuel subsidies - and properly pricing energy to account for environmental impacts - is one of the most promising ways governments can promote a transition to a greener economy, and even the playing field for investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy. http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2787&ArticleID=10837&l=en

 

 

Guardian Environment, April 23, 2014
 ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES - YET WE CAN HARDLY BEAR TO LOOK AT IT. We're products of an industrial project, a project linked to fossil fuels. But humans have changed before and can change again  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/23/climate-change-fight-of-our-lives-naomi-klein

 

 Global Possibilties, April 22, 2014
 ▶ 'CLIMATE CHANGE WAR' IS NOT A METAPHOR .An interview with the retired rear admiral of the Navy http://www.globalpossibilities.org/climate-change-war-is-not-a-metaphor/

 

 Guardian Environment, April 09, 2014
 ▶ YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY - A GLOBAL WARMING BLOCKBUSTER. – perhaps the most important climate change multimedia communication endeavor in history. James Cameron is one of the executive producers or Years of Living Dangerously. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/apr/09/years-of-living-dangerously-global-warming-blockbuster

 

 

Grist, April 10, 2014
 ▶ THE BRUTALLY DISHONEST ATTACKS ON SHOWTIME'S LANDMARK CLIMATE SERIES http://grist.org/climate-energy/the-brutally-dishonest-attacks-on-showtimes-landmark-climate-series/

 

The Nation, April 15, 2014
▶  THE TAX BREAKS THAT ARE KILLING THE PLANET http://www.thenation.com/blog/179357/tax-breaks-are-killing-planet#

 

 

- ▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

                                                      VIDEO (5:16)
NO FRACKING WAY --HOW THE EU-US TRADE DEAL RISKS EXPANDING FRACKING IN EUROPE AND THE U.S.
                                         http://vimeo.com/88146142

 

 

 Grist, April 14, 2014
▶  THE FOUR FOSSIL FUEL STOCKPILES THAT COULD TOAST THE WORLD http://grist.org/news/the-four-fossil-fuel-stockpiles-that-could-toast-the-world/

 

RTCC News
 ▶ IPCC WG3: REACTION AS UN LAUNCHES THIRD CLIMATE REPORT http://www.rtcc.org/2014/04/13/ipcc-wg3-reaction-as-un-launches-third-climate-report/

 

                                         A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

              "Extreme Ice" Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                           http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

Global Possibilities, April 10, 2014
-▶ EVIDENCE OF ACCELERATION OF ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE DISRUPTION ON ALL FRONTS : “No one on this planet will be untouched by climate change,” http://www.globalpossibilities.org/evidence-of-acceleration-of-anthropogenic-climate-disruption-on-all-fronts/

 

 

                                   EXTRAORDINARY TED TALK VIDEO

                                                What We Are Losing

                                                     Paul Nicklen

                         TALES OF ICE-BOUND WONDERLANDS

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra-lxoAUP5c

 

  ▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" IPCC REPORT:  UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES IMMEDIATE ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 ▶  PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE: FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET http://sco.lt/7GrrPd

 

 

 ▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING & NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

 ▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE - A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT = HEALTHY HUMANS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

 

 

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CALIFORNIA BURNING: Entire State of California Now In Extreme Drought, Fueling Massive Wildfires

CALIFORNIA BURNING: Entire State of California Now In Extreme Drought, Fueling Massive Wildfires | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

 HuffPost Green, June 16, 2014
▶ CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE NEAR SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST THREATEN SOME 500 HOME http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/16/california-wildfire_n_5498275.html

 

Climate Progress, May 19, 2014
▶ CALIFORNIA GOV. ON DROUGHT, WILDFIRES: "HUMANITY IS ON A COLLISON COURSE WITH NATURE" http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/19/3439019/jerry-brown-climate-change-wildfires-california/

 

-▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY  http://sco.lt/4rmrQn

 

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS:  HUNGRY GOATS MIGHT BE SAVING CALIFORNIA FROM WILDFIRES http://grist.org/list/hungry-goats-might-be-saving-the-bay-area-from-wildfires/

 

 

                                               PHOTOS, VIDEOS
                                             Time, May 17, 2014
SAN DIEGO WILDFIRE DESTRUCTION COULD REACH 30,000 ACRES. Only one of the seven major blazes in the outskirts of San Diego had been fully contained by early Saturday, and the rest are expected to spread further http://time.com/103758/wildfires-san-diego-california-blaze/


                                                      PHOTOS
                        Huffington Post Green, March 16, 2014
THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN SAN DIEGO GOES UP IN FLAMES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/16/san-diego-wildfires_n_5340598.html

 

                                                      VIDEOS

                                        Reuters, May 16, 2014
▶ FIREFIGHTERS CONTINUE BATTLING RAGING SAN DIEGO WILDFIRES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/16/us-usa-wildfires-california-idUSBREA4E0V920140516

 

Climate Central, May 15, 2014
▶ 100 PERCENT OF CALIFORNIA NOW IN HIGHEST STAGES OF DROUGHT http://www.climatecentral.org/news/california-severe-drought-or-worse-17444

 

                                                      WATCH

                                                  May 15, 2014
THIS INTENSE VIDEO SHOWS HOW BAD THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES ARE RIGHT NOW http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/15/intense-video-california-wildfires_n_5332745.html

 

                                        CALIFORNIA BURNING
                                     SLIDE SHOW - 24 Photos
                                        Reuters, May 15, 2014

http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2014/05/15/california-burning/#a=1

 

Climate Progress, May 14, 2014
▶ LAST MONTH WAS THE SECOND WARMEST APRIL EVER RECORDED. We may not have felt it in the United States, but last month was the second-warmest April worldwide since scientists began recording temperature data, according to a preliminary report from NASA.  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/14/3437672/second-warmest-april/

 

                                              CNN VIDEO REPORT
                                                    May 15, 2014
WILDFIRES BURNING OUT OF CONTROL IN CALIFORNIA'S SAN DIEGO COUNTY http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/15/us/san-diego-wildfire/

 

Climate Progress, May 15, 2014
▶ MORE THAN 20,000 EVACUATED AS CALIFORNIA SPRING TURNS TO SUMMER OF FIRE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/15/3438195/california-spring-summer-fire/

 

                            LIVE UPDATES: CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES
           http://mashable.com/2014/05/15/california-drought-wildfires/

 

                                               A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                  "EXTREME ICE"

                           Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                               http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

  -▶  WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

                                          FRYING ON PLANET EARTH:

                               WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS

                                            & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM

                                                http://sco.lt/8LXukr

 

 

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                                     2014  OTHER U.S. STATES ON FIRE

                                            =======================

 

                                                        - ALASKA -

 

Climate Progress, May 26, 2014
DRY CONDITIONS FUEL AN ALASKA WILDFIRE THAT'S BIGGER THAN CHICAGO http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/26/3441605/alaska-wildfire-bigger-than-chicago/

 

                                                           ARIZONA

 

HuffPost Greetn, Maqy 22, 2014

ARIZONA BURNING: RESIDENTS FLEE FLAGSTAFF AND SEDONA AS WILDFIRE GROWS  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/22/arizona-wildfire-flagstaff-sedona_n_5372189.html

 

                                                          OKLAHOMA

 

 Washington Post, May 05, 2014
▶ "OKLAHOMA IS BURNING" HEAT IGNITES TEMPERATURE RECORDS, WILDFIRES IN SOUTHERN PLAINS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/05/05/oklahoma-is-burning-heat-ignites-temperature-records-blazes-in-southern-plains/

 

 

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                                                              2014

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The Orange County Register, May 19, 2014

▶  CALIFORNIA BIRDS OF PREY FALLING VICTIM TO 'ECOLOGICAL DROUGHT: A BREEDING CRASH BEYOND ANY IN LOCAL EXPERTS MEMORY . Red-tailed hawk nests should be bustling with hawks and their chicks this time of year, as they have for decades. But birds of prey across coastal Southern California are experiencing what could be their worst breeding year on record – a 90 to 95 percent rate of failure, most likely because of the severe drought gripping the region...http://www.ocregister.com/articles/thomas-614718-year-drought.html

 

New Scientist, May 15, 2014
▶ MAP: CALIFORNIA'S BURNING -- AND HALF THE USA IS NOW IN DROUGHT http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25571-californias-burning--and-half-the-us-is-now-in-drought.html#.U3VQcS_1_OQ

 

Climate Progress, May 01, 2014

▶ RECORD HEAT AND DROUGHT KICK OFF CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE SEASON -- IN FULL. Nine schools in southern California remain closed for the second day as firefighters tackle a smokey blaze burning in the foothills east of Los Angeles.http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/01/3433047/california-wildfire-season-begins/

 

PBS Newshour, May 15, 2014
▶ ENTIRE STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOW IN EXTREME DROUGHT, FUELING WILDFIRES http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/entire-state-california-now-extreme-drought-fueling-wildfires/

 

▶  CALIFORNIA DROUGHT - WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY  http://sco.lt/4rmrQn

 

                                                  NASA VIDEO
CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT IS SO BAD, YOU CAN SEE IT FROM SPACE
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/18/california-drought-space_n_4809637.html

 

Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2014
▶ HUGE INCREASE IN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES LINKED TO DROUGHT, HOT WEATHER http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-wildfires-drought-hot-weather-20140515-story.html

 

▶ 4,300 INMATES TO SPEND SENTENCES FIGHTING EXTREME CALIFORNIA WILD FIRES THIS SUMMER  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/02/california-inmate-firefighters_n_5255754.html

 

                                               -- WATCH --

                                Union of Concerned Scientists
-▶  BIGGER, HOTTER, AND LONGER WILDFIRES ARE THE NEW NORMAL AS THE CLIMATE CHANGES IN THE AMERICAN WEST http://blog.ucsusa.org/bigger-hotter-and-longer-wildfires-are-the-new-normal-as-the-climate-changes-in-the-west-183

 

 Summit Voice, April 19, 2014
▶ GRAPH: WESTERN WILDFIRES BURNING BIGGER AND MORE OFTEN -  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/04/19/western-wildfires-burning-bigger-and-more-often/

 

Washington Post, February 14, 2014
▶ DROUGHT-STRICKEN CALIFORNIA, OTHER STATES, PREPARE FOR LANDMARK YEAR IN FIRES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/02/14/drought-stricken-california-other-states-prepare-for-landmark-year-in-fires/

 

 

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      2013 CALIFORNIA YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK RIM FIRE RAGES

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September 1, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶  CATASTROPHIC FIRES, LIKE RIM FIRE, ARE EMBLEMATIC OF OUR TROUBLED RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE - HERE'S WHAT WE CAN DO DIFFERENTLY. http://www.globalpossibilities.org/we-are-to-blame-for-catastrophic-wildfires-like-rim-fire-heres-what-we-can-do-differently/

 August 23, 2012 - National Public Radio

-▶  NEVER TO RETURN:  THESE FIRES ARE SO FIERCE, THE FOREST MAY NEVER RECOVER   http://www.npr.org/2012/08/23/159373770/the-new-normal-for-wildfires-forest-killing-megablazes

August 31, 2013 Fresno Bee
-▶  RIM FIRE BIGGEST IN CALIFORNIA'S HISTORY:  WILL THE SIERRA FOREST RECOVER? http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/08/31/3473451/will-the-sierra-forests-recover.html

 
                                                 IN PICTURES

                          August 25,2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  WILDFIRE THREATENS YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2013/aug/24/wildfire-threatens-yosemite-national-park

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT -

                                               PBS Newshour

                                             August 30, 2013  
RIM FIRE CREWS WORK TO SAVE YOSEMITE 200-YEAR OLD SEQUOIAS: A TREE THAT USUALLY THRIVES WITH FIRES HELP, BUT THIS FIRE IS FIERCE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/nation/july-dec13/sequoias_08-30.html

 

                                             TIMELAPSE VIDEO

                                  August 29, 2013 Digital Journal

BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND TERRIFYING: RIM FIRE SPREADING INTO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/357304

 

August 29, 2013 Reuters
-▶  YOSEMITE RIM FIRE HEADS DEEPER INTO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/29/us-usa-fire-yosemite-idUSBRE97L14020130829?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

 
                                       VIDEO REPORT: USA RIM FIRE

                                     August 26, 2013 PBS Newshour

-▶  AN ALL OUT ASSAULT BY AIR AND BY LAND on the enormous Rim fire raging in the Western Sierra Nevada mountains... http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/weather/july-dec13/yosemite1_08-26.html

 

                                                       VIDEOS
                                     August 26, 2013 KQED News -

-▶  DRAMATIC CALIFORNIA AIR NATIONAL GUARD RIM FIRE VIDEOS "THAT IS UNREAL" http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/

 

August 27, 2013 High Country News
-▶  AS RIM FIRE SCORCHES YOSEMITE, FOREST SERVICE CUTS RESTORATION FUNDING http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/as-rim-fire-scorches-yosemite-forest-service-cuts-restoration-funding#1377626772060038

 

 

 

July 1, 2013 The New York Times
-▶  EXPERTS SEE NEW NORMAL AS A HOTTER, DRIER WEST FACES MORE HUGE FIRES http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/us/experts-see-a-hotter-drier-west-with-more-huge-fires.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

 

                                           IN PICTURES

                          August 25, 2013 Guardian Environment
                -▶  WILDFIRE THREATENS YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2013/aug/24/wildfire-threatens-yosemite-national-park

 

                              -▶  YOSEMITE RIM FIRE PHOTOS -▶ 

                                              http://ow.ly/oeTXB

 

August 26, 2013 TreeHugger
-▶  ********TRACK STATUS OF CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES WITH BEAUTIFUL, MULTIMEDIA TOOL http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/track-status-california-wildfires-beautiful-multimedia-tool.html

August 27, 2013 Grist
NINE SCARY FACTS ABOUT THE YOSEMITE RIMFIRE http://grist.org/climate-energy/9-scary-facts-about-the-yosemite-fire/

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                 August 26, 2013 PBS Newshour
-▶  ********USA RIM FIRE - AN ALL OUT ASSAULT BY AIR AND BY LAND on the enormous Rim fire raging in the Western Sierra Nevada mountains... http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/weather/july-dec13/yosemite1_08-26.html

                                                     VIDEO

                                August 23, 2013, Mother Jones

                         FROM THE MASSIVE YOSEMITE WILDFIRE 
-▶  ******RIM FIRE: The blaze in and around California's Yosemite National Park has more than quadrupled in the last two days. Here's what it looks like.http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/08/photos-rim-wildfire-yosemite-park

 

                                                       VIDEO

                           August 24, 2013 The Weather Channel
-▶  *** GIANT SEQUOIAS AT RISK IN YOSEMITE WILDFIRE
The trees grow naturally only on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada and are among the largest and oldest living things on earth.
http://www.weather.com/news/yosemite-wildfire-update-20130823

 

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                            August 24, 2013, US New & World Report
EMERGENCY IN SAN FRANCISCO AS RIM WILDFIRE THREATENS CITY'S POWER GRID
The Rim Fire has already charred more than 106,000 acres and is growing every minute. More than 2,000 firefighters are attempting to contain the out-of-control fire, but they're losing ground http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/23/20152653-emergency-in-san-francisco-as-wildfire-threatens-citys-power-grid?lite

 

August 24, 2013 NBC News
-▶  COST OF U.S. WESTERN INFERNOS SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE  http://www.nbcnews.com/business/cost-western-blazes-spreads-wildfire-6C10974725

 August 21, 2013 Huffington Post Green
-▶  U.S. WESTERN WILDFIRES TAX FIREFIGHTING RESOURCES, PUSH SPENDING PAST $1 BILLION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/western-wildfires-costs_n_3789085.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 
                                                         VIDEO

                                     August 22, 2013, Fox News
-▶  U.S. FEDS RUNNING OUT OF MONEY TO FIGHT WILDFIRES http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/08/22/feds-running-out-money-to-fight-wildfires/

 

 

 July 2, 2013 Washington Post

-▶  USA WESTERN WILDFIRES' SIZE, INTENSITY AND IMPACT ARE INCREASING, EXPERTS SAY http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/western-wildfires-size-intensity-and-impact-are-increasing-experts-say/2013/07/02/f13916ea-e32a-11e2-a11e-c2ea876a8f30_story.html

 July 1, 2013 The New York Times
-▶  EXPERTS SEE NEW NORMAL AS A HOTTER, DRIER WEST FACES MORE HUGE FIRES http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/us/experts-see-a-hotter-drier-west-with-more-huge-fires.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 July 19, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶  USA SWEATS OUT MASSIVE HEAT WAVE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/US_sweats_out_massive_heat_wave_999.html

 June 20, 2013 Yale Environment 360
-▶  MEGADROUGHT IN U.S. SOUTHWEST: A BAD OMEN FOR FORESTS GLOBALLY http://e360.yale.edu/feature/megadrought_in_us_southwest_a_bad_omen_for_forests_globally/2665/

July 5, 2013 The Atlantic
-▶  THE SOUTHWEST'S FORESTS MAY NEVER RECOVER FROM MEGAFIRES http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/07/the-southwests-forests-may-never-recover-from-megafires/277545/

 

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                                            WASHINGTON STATE

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USA Today, July 18, 2014
-▶  100 HOMES DESTROYED IN WASHINGTON STATE WILDFIRE http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/18/western-wildfires/12854329/

 

 

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                                             COLORADO, USA

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June 11,2013 Huffington Post Denver
-▶  BLACK FOREST FIRE VIDEO WORST IN COLORADO HISTORY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/11/black-forest-fire-colo_n_3424621.html

June 19, 2013 Chicago Tribune

-▶  COLORADO WILDFIRE DESTROYS MORE THAN 500 HOMES, NEW BLAZES MENACE WEST  http://ow.ly/maMKf

 June 14, 2013 Reuters

-▶  PROPERTY LOSS FROM DEADLY COLORADO WILDFIRE RISES TO 400 HOME DESTROYED http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/14/us-usa-fires-colorado-idUSBRE95D0P020130614?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

 

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                                                 ARIZONA

                                 --------------------------------------------

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                                  July 1, 2013 PBS Newshour
IN ARIZONA, OUT OF CONTROL WILDLIFE KILLS 19 ELITE FIREFIGHTERS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/weather/july-dec13/fire1_07-01.html

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                     July 1, 2013 USA Today
19 FIREFIGHTERS CONSUMED IN ARIZONA FIRE, NOW AT 8,400 ACRES

 

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                                                   NEVADA, USA

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July 12, 2013 Las Vegas Review-Journal
-▶  NEVADA WILDFIRE A 'BIOLOGICAL DISASTER' THAT COULD WIPE OUT SEVERAL ANIMAL SPECIES FOUND NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/wildfire-could-harm-species-found-only-mount-charleston

 

 

 

▶  FRYING ON PLANET EARTH: WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM | @scoopit http://sco.lt/8LXukr

▶  UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS:  HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? http://sco.lt/4ruX0z

 


                                                  VIDEO 4:00

      CLIMATE CHANGE - THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS, VISUALIZED

                                        http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 

▶ UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS:  HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? http://sco.lt/4ruX0z

 

-▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 

 





 

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Depending upon terrain and vegetation, wildfire hazard risk exposure is generally pervasive, with high concentrations in southern California. Since 1950, 56 percent of Presidential declared disasters in California were the result of wildfires.

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Australian Honeybee Hives Are Melting As Temperatures Soar: Tens of Thousands of Flying Foxes Fall From The Sky

Australian Honeybee Hives Are Melting As Temperatures Soar: Tens of Thousands of Flying Foxes Fall From The Sky | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

The Guardian, August 07, 2014
▶ AUSTRALIA: 'ABNORMALLY EARLY' BUSHFIRE SEASON PROMPTS CALL FOR MORE RESOURCES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/07/abnormally-early-bushfire-season-prompts-call-for-more-resources

 

The World Post, January 26, 2014

▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEY BEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY : THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR.

    Australia's hottest spring on record has spawn droughts and intense heatwaves; it has been disastrous for honeybees as their hives are melting whilst temperatures soar.

    Plants have responded to the stifling heatwaves this summer (2014) across the Australian continent by substantially lowering nectar production. Bees require nectar to make honey -- their only food source.

Aussie honeybees are also contending with another crisis this summer as climate disruption has their colonies operating in an emergency mode. Bees store their honey in honeycomb cells made of beeswax, which is now melting because daytime temperatures regularly exceed 95 degrees F.

    It would be prudent for Australian's to scrutinize all processed foods labels, foreign honey will be used when the following wording appears: "Made in Australia from local honey and imported ingredients."

There's a lot more at stake here than just processed foods.

    Australia's commercial bees are vividly showing scientists the knock-on effect from climate disruption. The occurrence and frequency of heatwaves and droughts are predicted to double, globally; therefore we can expect more bees unable to make honey, and pollinate plants including most of our food crops. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html

 

                                                   WATCH
             Australian Broadcasting Corporation, April 10, 2014
                  AUSTRALIA IN THE GRIP OF HONEY DROUGHT
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-10/nation-in-the-grip-of-honey-drought/5382358

 

                                                    WATCH
                       DemocracyNow, January 09, 2013
AUSTRALIA ON FIRE:  RECORD SHATTERING HEAT, WILDFIRES ENGULF WORLD'S LARGEST EXPORTER OF COAL http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/9/australia_on_fire_record_shattering_heat

 

Australian Climate Council, March 10, 2014
▶ THE ANGRY SUMMER: GRAPH

Continuing hot on the heels of the ‘Angry Summer’ of 2012/2013, Australians again endured record breaking extreme events this summer. Heatwaves, hot days, drought and bushfires: report http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/angry-summer

 

 The Conversation, February 24, 2014
▶  AUSTRALIA'S KILLER CLIMATE:  TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FLYING FOXES DEAD IN A DAY http://theconversation.com/killer-climate-tens-of-thousands-of-flying-foxes-dead-in-a-day-23227

 

▶  AUSTRALIAN HEATWAVES TO HIT WILDLIFE HARD  http://sco.lt/85KSMz

 

                                     AUSTRALIA BURNING:

                      BUSHFIRES RAGE OUT OF CONTROL

                                      http://sco.lt/7otlxZ

 

 

                                          THE BIGGEST DRY

                           Australian Govt In Gross Climate Denial

                           Fossil Fuels, Water, Forests, Extinctions

                                             http://sco.lt/6QEnEv

 

 

 

-▶  WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

April 22, 2013 MSN News
▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES' LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse

 

Truthout, December 17, 2013
  -▶  ARE WE FALLING OFF THE CLIMATE PRECIPICE? SCIENTISTS CONSIDER EXTINCTION http://truth-out.org/news/item/20686-are-we-falling-off-the-climate-precipice-scientists-consider-extinction

 

TriplePundit, January 27, 2012
 -▶ BIODIVERSITY LOSS TO BE GIVEN SAME STATUS AS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/01/biodiversity-loss-deserves-attention-climate-change/

 

CGIAR, January 28, 2014
 -▶ IPBES PUTS BIODIVERSITY AND POLLINATION FRONT AND CENTER WATER, LAND AND ECOSYSTEMS http://wle.cgiar.org/blog/2014/01/28/ipbes-puts-biodiversity-pollination-front-centre/

 

  -▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

 ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/8amPlR

 

AlterNet, January 29, 2014

- ▶ OBAMA'S HOPELESSLY WRONG ON THE ENVIRONMENT -- HERE'S THE REALITY OF WHAT WE FACE http://ow.ly/t5NSU

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

 -▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN  1,000 YEARS  http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

 -▶CALIFORNIA DROUGHT THREATENS COHO SALMON WITH EXTINCTION http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-threatens-coho-salmon-with-5175736.php

 

 

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT                           

                           US News & World Report, January 18, 2014
▶CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR DECLARES DROUGHT EMERGENCY, ASKS FOR CONSERVATION - WORST DROUGHT IN RECORDED HISTORY http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/17/22339076-california-governor-declares-drought-emergency-asks-for-conservation?lite  Bloomberg

 

                               Climate Change — VIDEO 4:00

                  THE  EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                   http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

 

-▶ GREENLAND' MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/819UHZ

 

  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8G99Av

 

                                            BATTLE FOR THE BEES

Millions of Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                http://sco.lt/8uA025

 

▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

                                                A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                   "EXTREME ICE"

                          Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

-▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

 ▶ OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL: FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL  http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

                                                     WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 ▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT http://sco.lt/7WJayH

 

▶  COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE  http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION  http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

 

 

                                                    WATCH

                        -▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 

 

 

 

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Christian Allié's curator insight, January 28, 3:35 AM

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China is the world's biggest honey producer and it will supply Australia with honey. China, however, uses many banned chemicals and faux honey syrups so Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will be faced with additional costs of thoroughly examining and testing thousands of tons of imported honey. India and Malaysia are other honey exporting nations vying to supply Australia. This much we know about climate disruption: The price of Australian food is set to rise, again.

It would be prudent for Australian's to scrutinize all processed foods labels, foreign honey will be used when the following wording appears: "Made in Australia from local honey and imported ingredients."

There's a lot more at stake here than just processed foods. Australia's commercial bees are vividly showing scientists the knock-on effect from climate disruption. The occurrence and frequency of heatwaves and droughts are predicted to double, globally; therefore we can expect more bees unable to make honey, and pollinate plants including most of our food crops.

 

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Earth Dr Reese Halter is a broadcaster, biologist, educator and author of The Incomparable Honeybee and The Economics of Pollination.

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Healthy Ocean Food Web Is Key In The Global Carbon Cycle - Infographic

Healthy Ocean Food Web Is Key In The Global Carbon Cycle - Infographic | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

Science 2.0, March 11, 2013

-▶ HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB KEY TO GLOBAL CARBON CYCLE

Carbon is present in the atmosphere and is stored in soils, oceans and the Earth's crust. Any movement of carbon between — or in the case of the ocean, within — these reservoirs is called a flux. According to the researchers, oceans are a central component in the global carbon cycle through their storage, transport and transformations of carbon
constituents... http://www.science20.com/news_articles/ocean_food_web_key_global_carbon_cycle-131468

 

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8LsqbR

 

-▶ MARINE SPECIES WON'T SURVIVE UNLESS DRASTIC PROTECTION POLICIES PUT IN PLACE http://sco.lt/8uDoNV

 

 -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING  http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING - 90% OF BIG FISH ARE GONE http://sco.lt/8K5sy9

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Science 2.0, March 11, 2013

-▶ HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB KEY TO GLOBAL CARBON CYCLE

Carbon is present in the atmosphere and is stored in soils, oceans and the Earth's
crust. Any movement of carbon between — or in the case of the ocean, within — these reservoirs is called a flux. According to the researchers, oceans are a central component in the global carbon cycle through their storage, transport and transformations of carbon
constituents... http://www.science20.com/news_articles/ocean_food_web_key_global_carbon_cycle-131468

 

 

 

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/8LsqbR

 

-▶ MARINE SPECIES WON'T SURVIVE UNLESS DRASTIC PROTECTION POLICIES PUT IN PLACE http://sco.lt/8uDoNV

 

 -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING  http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING - 90% OF BIG FISH ARE GONE http://sco.lt/8K5sy9

 

 

 

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Ocean Acidification, Climate Change and Rapidly Changing EcoSystems

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May 6, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment

-▶ Carbon dioxide is rapidly altering the chemistry of the Arctic, and the changes will last many thousands of years, a report says.,, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22408341

 

Grist, March 07, 2014
-▶ CURRENT EVENTS:  ANTARCTIC CLIMATE CHANGE IS MESSING WITH THE MOTION OF THE OCEAN http://grist.org/climate-energy/current-events-antarctic-climate-change-is-messing-with-the-motion-of-the-ocean/

 

 

-▶ Summit County, November 14, 2013
CLIMATE: OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL HAVE HUGE COSTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/14/61627/

 

May 12, 3013 About My Planet

-▶ ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS RISKING ECOSYSTEMS
http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/climate-change/acidification-risking-ecosystems-of-oceans/

 

May 7, 2013 World Environment News -
-▶ ACIDIFICATION: THE LATEST UNKNOWN FOR STRESSED ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://planetark.org/wen/68601

 

-▶ HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v

 

September 13, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice
-▶ RESEARCHERS REPORT STARTLING RATE OF ACIDIFICATION IN PARTS OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/13/climate-researchers-report-startling-rate-of-acidification-in-parts-of-the-arctic-ocean/

 

August 26, 2013 Time Magazine
-▶ HOW OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL MAKE CLIMATE CHANGE WORSE http://science.time.com/2013/08/26/ocean-acidification-will-make-climate-change-worse/

 

Guardian Environment, October 2, 2013
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS UNPRECEDENTED IN EARTH'S KNOW HISTORY - THE NEXT MASS EXTINCTION MAY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/03/ocean-acidification-carbon-dioxide-emissions-levels

 

The Vancouver Sun, October 25, 2013
-▶ ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS THREATENS TO CHANGE ENTIRE MARINE ECOSYSTEM http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Acidification+oceans+threatens+change+entire+marine+ecosystem/9085021/story.html

 

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - AN INTRODUCTION - THE TWIN SISTER TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.awi.de/en/news/focus/2013/ocean_acidification/

 

-▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 


                                               SEA CHANGE

The Seattle Times

-▶ CAN SEA LIFE ADAPT TO SOURING, ACIDIFYING  OCEANS? http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/nov/2/can-sea-life-adapt/?cmpid=newscred

 

 

-▶ CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER.  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz

 

 Guardian Environment, September 24, 2013

-▶ WHY GEOENGINEERING SUITS RUSSIA'S CARBON AGENDA, GIVEN THE COUNTRY'S FOSSIL FUEL STRATEGY IN THE ARCTIC
The Arctic, a large portion of which is controlled or claimed by Russia, is a new carbon El Dorado, holding up to a quarter of the globe’s undiscovered oil and gas reserves. According to one energy industry insider: "Climate change is opening up one of the last frontiers for hydrocarbons on our planet. The Arctic … could be set for rapid change and development as exploration, production and infrastructure will have an inevitable, irreversible impact." http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/24/why-geoengineering-suits-russias-carbon-agenda

 

                                                   VIDEO:

-▶ ******CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING: CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE? http://sco.lt/5WgE0v

 

 

 August 26, 2013 Salon
-▶ HOW OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HARMS SEALIFE AND WORSENS CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.salon.com/2013/08/26/how_ocean_acidification_harms_sealife_and_worsens_climate_change/

 

May 6, 2013
-▶ SCIENTISTS SOUND ALARM AT ARCTIC OCEAN'S RAPID ACIDIFICATION  Now at highest levels in at least 55 million years http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_sound_alarm_at_Arctic_Oceans_rapid_acidification_999.html

 

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - AN INTRODUCTION - THE TWIN SISTER TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.awi.de/en/news/focus/2013/ocean_acidification/

 

                  MORE ON OCEAN ACIDIFICATION BELOW

 

August 23, 2013 Grist
-▶ IS CLIMATE CHANGE HUMANITY'S GREATEST-EVER RISK MANAGEMENT FAILURE? http://grist.org/climate-energy/is-climate-change-humanitys-greatest-ever-risk-management-failure/

 

July 25, 2013 NASA Climate Change: News -
-▶ AN UNRECOGNIZABLE ARCTIC Arctic systems may be reaching “tipping points” [2]—critical moments in time where a small change has large, potentially irreversible impacts (see sidebar) http://climate.nasa.gov/news/958

 

                                            -- WORTHY WATCH --
UNMAPPED ROUTE MAY POSE DANGERS FOR SHIPPING BOOM IN ARCTIC WATERS (PROOF WITHOUT POLITICS)
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/climate-change/july-dec13/arctic_09-17.html

 

                                                  VIDEO

 MELTING PERMAFROST - A CLIMATE CHANGE TIME BOMB

                                      http://sco.lt/4iMg1B

 

August 2, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ REPORT: LOSS OF SEA ICE CAUSING DRASTIC IMPACT ON MARINE FOOD WEB AND LAND-BASED ECOLOGICAL CHANGES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/UM_Researcher_Finds_Loss_of_Sea_Ice_Causes_Ecological_Changes_999.html

 

August 5, 2013 Environment News Service

-▶ GLOBAL SCIENTIST SHOCKED BY TRUE SCALE OF OCEAN WARMING http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/05/global-scientists-shocked-by-true-scale-of-ocean-warming/

 

April 13, 2013 Counter Currents
-▶ ARCTIC WILL BE ALMOST COMPLETELY ICE-FREE BY 2020 http://www.countercurrents.org/cc130413.htm

 

June 13, 2013 NASA -
-▶ WARM OCEAN CAUSING MOST ANTARCTIC ICE SHELF MASS LOSS http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/earth20130613.html

 

 May 10, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶ IN 'MARCH TOWARD DISASTER' WORLD HITS 400 PPM CO2 MILESTONE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/10-5

 

-▶ THE MELTING OF CANADA'S GLACIERS IS IRREVERIBLE http://sco.lt/9CNtJp

 

 

-▶ CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER: THIN ICE: THE WAY TO A NEW ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM  http://sco.lt/5j55xh

 

August 4, 2013 Care2
-▶ HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html

 

August 1, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice
-▶ WHAT IF ARCTIC SEA ICE DOESN'T FORM IN WINTER? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/08/01/climate-what-if-arctic-sea-ice-doesnt-form-in-winter/

 

July 25, 2013 Treehugger
-▶ THE NORTH POLE IS NOW THE NORTH POOL http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/there-lake-north-pole.html

 

July 27, 2013 New York Times Dot Earth
-▶ A CLOSER LOOK AT THAT "NORTH POLE LAKE" http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/a-closer-look-at-that-north-pole-lake/?_r=0

 

                                                 NASA VIDEO

 

May 2, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ AN ICE FREE ARCTIC IN TWO YEARS: WHITE HOUSE WARNED ON IMMINENT ARCTIC ICE DEATH SPIRAL http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/02/white-house-arctic-ice-death-spiral

 

-▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb. The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

July 20, 2013 Think Progress
-▶ GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA "MAY BE VULNERABLE TO RAPID ICE LOSS THROUGH CATASTROPHIC DISINTEGRATION" http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greenland-and-antarctica-may-be-vulnerable-to-rapid-ice-loss-through-catastrophic-disintegration/

 

                                         --- OCEAN ACIDIFICATION --

 

 

June 14, 2013 New Scientist
-▶ ACIDIFYING SEAWATER SEES OYSTERS IN RACE TO GROW SHELLS http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23707-acidifying-seawater-sees-oysters-in-race-to-grow-shells.html

 

May 7, 2013 The Independent
-▶ THE ACID OCEAN: ARCTIC' SOARING CO2 LEAVES FISH AND HUNTERS GASPING FOR LIFE http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/the-acid-ocean-arctics-soaring-co2-leaves-fish-and-hunters-gasping-for-life-8606805.html

 

May 7, 2013 Mother Jones
-▶ 10 KEY FINDINGS FROM A RAPIDLY ACIDIFYING ARCTIC OCEAN http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/05/arctic-ocean-rapidly-getting-more-acidic

 

May 7, 2013 World Environment News -
-▶ ACIDIFICATION: THE LATEST UNKNOWN FOR STRESSED ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://planetark.org/wen/68601

 

May 12, 3013 About My Planet

-▶ ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS RISKING ECOSYSTEMS
http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/climate-change/acidification-risking-ecosystems-of-oceans/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Aboutmyplanetcom+%28aboutMyPlanet.com%29

 

May 2, 2013 Yale Environment 360

-▶ A KEY EXPERIMENT TO PROBE THE FUTURE OF OUR ACIDIFYING OCEANS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_key_experiment_to_probe_the_future_of_our_acidifying_oceans/2644/

 

 

5 May 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ CLIMATE RESEARCH NEARLY UNANIMOUS ON HUMAN CAUSES, SURVEY FINDS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/16/climate-research-nearly-unanimous-humans-causes

 

July 18, 2013 The Washington Post

-▶ SNOW AND ARCTIC SEA ICE EXTENT PLUMMET SUDDENLY AS GLOBE BAKES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/07/18/snow-and-arctic-ice-extent-plummet-suddenly-as-globe-bakes/

 

 

-▶ NASA STUDY: GLOBAL WARMING WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF EXTREME RAINFALL AND DROUGHT http://sco.lt/7PjEfJ

 

-▶ WE HAVE KNOWN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE FOR 75 YEARS http://grist.org/news/we-have-known-about-climate-change-for-75-years/

 

                                               ----- WATCH -----

 

                                     VIDEO - Moyers and Company

 "ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS"

                                            http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 

                                                   ANIMATION

                                        April 24, 2013 Arctic News

                                ARCTIC SEA ICE MINIMUM VOLUME

http://arctic-news.blogspot.dk/2013/04/arctic-sea-ice-animation.html

 

 

 

October 11, 2012 Planet Change
-▶ PEOPLE AT RISK TO NATURAL DISASTER AND HOW NATURE CAN HELP  http://change.nature.org/2012/10/11/people-at-risk-to-natural-disasters-and-how-nature-can-help/

 

April 8, 2013
-▶ CARBON-DIOXIDE LEVELS ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST POINT IN AT LEAST 800, 000 YEARS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/08/carbon-dioxide-levels-are-at-their-highest-point-in-at-least-800000-years/

 

-▶ ATMOSPHERIC C02 TO PASS MAJOR MILESTONE http://sco.lt/7D2iGH

 

April 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography
-▶ WHAT DOES 400 ppm LOOK LIKE?  THE KEELING CURVE  http://keelingcurve.ucsd.edu/what-does-this-number-mean/

 

 

                                        

-▶ WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE SAYS NEW, HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 

-▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

 

 

April 2013 398.25ppm
-▶ EARTH'S CO2 HOME PAGE http://co2now.org/

 

-▶ FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 

 

 

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, February 20, 7:13 AM

It is well known that CO2 warms the planet, but less well-known that it also makes the alkaline seas more acidic when it is absorbed from the air

 

Acid trap

Earth’s oceans are beginning to warm and turn acidic, endangering plankton and the entire marine food chain >>  http://aeon.co/magazine/nature-and-cosmos/plankton-the-tiny-sentinels-of-the-deep/

 

Jose's curator insight, March 20, 12:22 PM

When reading this article i find it amazing what is going on around the world. Places like Antarctica are changing dramatically in ways people are not in control of. What used to be an icy and colder places is now deteriorating and melting. I find it scary in a way because what else is going to change as the years go by. What are the next generation of people going to be apart of or get to witnesses now that many places and things are coming closer to be extinct. 

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, April 14, 1:57 PM

our ocean needs LOVE 

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Arctic's Boreal Forests Burning At 'Unprecedented' Rate

Arctic's Boreal Forests Burning At 'Unprecedented' Rate | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

July 22, 2013 Climate Central

ARCTIC'S BOREAL FORESTS, WHICH CONTAIN HUGE AMOUNTS OF BURIED CARBON, ARE BURNING AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE - NEW STUDY http://www.climatecentral.org/news/arctics-boreal-forests-burning-at-unprecedented-rate-16278

 

July 23, 2013 Scientific American
BOREAL FORESTS BURNING MORE THAN ANY TIME IN PAST 10,000 YEARS http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=boreal-forests-burning-more-now-than-any-time-in-past-10000-years

 

July 28, 2013 Forbes
WHO CARES ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING? http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2013/07/28/who-cares-about-global-warming/

 

 


TOUR CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST - THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECO SYSTEM ON THE PLANET http://sco.lt/63qBIv

 

August 10, 2013 Euractive
EUROPE'S FORESTS APPROACH CARBON 'SATURATION POINT' http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/europe-forests-run-capacity-abso-news-529850

 



WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL AGENCY REPORT  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

ARCTIC MELTING, OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS -   http://sco.lt/7uKXnV

 

 

 

 

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Healing the Earth: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

Healing the Earth: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

The Ecologist

 For Indigenous peoples climate change is not a political slogan but an inescapable reality of their daily life. In a new series for the Ecologist, Gleb Raygorodetsky explores how different communities are responding to the challenges of climate change ...

This blog is part of the Healing the Earth project of the Conversations with the Earth (CWE) initiative, a multimedia platform that brings Indigenous voices on climate change to the global audience. Follow CWE on Facebook or Twitter @ConversEarth.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1973697/healing_the_earth_indigenous_peoples_and_climate_change.html


                                                   VIDEO

                                                CWE Media

                            CONVERSATIONS WITH THE EARTH

http://www.conversationsearth.org/index.php?temp=media&id_story=25

 

RTCC, July 29, 2014
▶ WHY ARE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE SIDELINED AT UN CLIMATE TALKS? THEY HAVE THEIR OWN ANSWERS TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND SHOULD BE HEARD http://www.rtcc.org/2014/07/29/why-are-indigenous-people-sidelined-at-un-climate-talks/

 

March 2, 2012 All Africa

▶AFRICA: RURAL WOMEN LEAD THE WAY ON CLIMATE http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00015839.html

 

                                         VIDEO: LinkTV World News

                                    HOPE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

              "RESTORING THE EARTH  - RWANDA, ETHIOPIA AND CHINA"

                                              http://ow.ly/mjajP

 

 

▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

                                          ENOUGHNESS 

            WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                    http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

June 27, 1013 National Geographic
▶ WORLD HERITAGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE: LESSONS FROM INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF ALTAI, RUSSIA http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/06/27/world-heritage-and-climate-change-lessons-from-indigenous-peoples-of-altai-russia/

 

July 3, 2014 Huffington Post Green, Carl Gibson:
▶ CRANE AND CLIMATE CHANGE: WHY OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON LOCAL SOLUTIONS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-gibson/cranes-and-climate-change_b_3537639.html

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

 April 7, 2011 National Geographic
▶ RESTORING THE SACRED WEB OF LIFE IN SIBERIA'S GOLDEN MOUNTAINS http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/04/07/altai_golden-mountains_russia-pictures/

 

Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

Mongabay, February 05, 2014
▶ GAS COMPANY TO DRILL IN MANU NATIONAL PARK BUFFER ZONE, IMPERILING INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0204-hill-gas-manu.html?n3ws1ttr

 

▶   UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: THREATENING OUR OWN EXTINCTION WITH LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY http://sco.lt/64XtcP

 

 

                                                 WATCH
      CLIMATE-SMART, SUSTAINABLE COFFEE FARMING IN UGANDA

                    July 9, 2013 Guardian, Farming and Food Security

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/video/2013/jul/09/climate-smart-coffee-farming-uganda-video

 

 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
▶  DEVELOPMENT FOR WHOM? With the Asia region becoming the new investment and economic development hub, indigenous peoples face increasing marginalization and violations to their individual and collective rights. http://www.aippnet.org/index.php/publication-sp-2697/human-rights/1418-briefing-paper-development-for-whom

 

                                                  The Report—

▶  WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

 May 18, 2013 New York Times
-▶  THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0

 

Humanosphere, February 11, 2015
-▶ WHY CANCER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MATTERS, IN ONE GRAPH http://www.humanosphere.org/2014/02/cancer-developing-countries-matters-one-graph/

 

Guardian Development, February 18, 2014

▶ AID TO AFRICA:  PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT (G8) NEW PRIORITY http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/aid-africa-private-sector-investment-priority-new-alliance

 

 

 

 

                               WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 ▶FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY http://sco.lt/9KW9w

 

▶ THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R

 

Guardian, February 18, 2014

▶ G8 WANTS TO TAKE OVER AFRICA AGRICULTURE: FOR EXPORT
TANZANIA:  LARGE-SCALE FARMING TURNS SMALL FARMERS INTO MERE LABOURERS http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/tanzania-large-scale-farming-small-farmers-labourers

 

 

            THE 21st CENTURY CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
                                  World Development Movement
-▶ STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA'S FOOD. Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers. Join our campaign to oppose this twenty-first century corporate scramble for Africa. - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food#sthash.dgDwkdF0.dpuf http://www.wdm.org.uk/food

 

-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

▶ THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD PRODUCTION AND POVERTY ERADICATION http://sco.lt/7SRAUj

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                              

 

 

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TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits

TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

 May 23, 2013 Tom Engelhardt - Common Dreams

-▶ TERRACIDE AND THE TERRARISTS ...

 Call it irony, if you will, or call it a nightmare, but Big Oil evidently has no qualms about making its next set of profits directly off melting the planet.  Its top executives continue to plan their futures (and so ours), knowing that their extremely profitable acts are destroying the very habitat, the very temperature range that for so long made life comfortable for humanity.

Their prior knowledge of the damage they are doing is what should make this a criminal activity.  And there are corporate precedents for this, even if on a smaller scale.  The lead industry, the asbestos industry, and the tobacco companies all knew the dangers of their products, made efforts to suppress the information or instill doubt about it even as they promoted the glories of what they made, and went right on producing and selling while others suffered and died.... http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/23-4

 

-▶ HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving a Mining, Chemical Wasteland http://sco.lt/66Gc7N

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

-▶ MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

 

                                        A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                            "EXTREME ICE"

                    Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                          http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

 

Der Spiegel, December 6, 2013
-▶ WARSAW CLIMATE CONFERENCE SHOWS CAPITALISM ROOT OF CLIMATE FAILURE http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/warsaw-climate-conference-shows-capitalism-root-of-climate-failure-a-937453.html

 

March 7, 2013 - Smart Planet
-▶ MEET THE COMPANIES LOOKING TO PROFIT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/meet-the-companies-looking-to-profit-from-climate-change/14398

 

April 1, 2013 Huffington Post
NASA's DR. JAMES HANSEN: DOUBLING DOWN ON OUR FAUSTIAN BARGAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-hansen/doubling-down-on-our-faustian-bargain_b_2989535.html?

 

-▶ PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST:   Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

August 3, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ THE CLIMATE TIME BOMB THAT WILL COST US $60 TRILLION: Obama in the US, and Harper in Canada, are turning North America into a petro–imperial and petro–despot continent. This doesn’t bode well for solving the climate crisis... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-climate-time-bomb-that-will-cost-us-60-trillion/

 

-▶ COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE http://sco.lt/7HudAP

 

July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ JAMES HANSEN: FOSSIL FUEL ADDICTION COULD TRIGGER RUNAWAY GLOBAL WARMING http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/jul/10/james-hansen-fossil-fuels-runaway-global-warming

 

-▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6qm61h

 

 

                                                +++WATCH+++++

 Video

-▶ TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION - "THE DIRTY TRUTH" VIDEO http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

 

 June 17, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ WHEN DRONES GUARD THE PIPELINE: THE MILITARISATION OF FOSSIL FUELS  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/when-drones-guard-the-pipeline/

 

-▶ WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

May 30, 2013 Renewable Energy World
-▶ THE FUTURE COULD NOT BE CLEARER FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY  http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013/05/the-future-could-not-be-clearer-for-renewable-energy

 

 -▶ FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL http://sco.lt/4rDj1t

 

 

 -▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB - THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/9MK5eT

 

New Scientist

-▶ MAJOR METHANE RELEASE IS ALMOST INEVITABLE   http://sco.lt/8pss0v

 

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                                       Moyers and Company

            ENDING THE SILENCE - POLITICS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

                                         http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                              Democracy Now May 13, 2013
                      "THE HOCKEY STICK & CLIMATE WARS"

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/13/climate_tipping_point_concentration_of_carbon

 

 

 

-▶ *** CLIMATE TIPPING POINT? CONCENTRATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE TOPS 400 PPM FOR FIRST TIME IN HUMAN HISTORY http://sco.lt/8pMIe9

 

-▶ THIS IS OUR ENERGY REALITY http://sco.lt/7LUrHV

 

 May 23, 2013 Fuel Fix
-▶ HIGHER EMISSIONS LINKED TO COAL-FIRED PLANTS IN TEXAS AND OTHER STATES http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/05/23/higher-emissions-linked-to-coal-fired-power-plants-in-texas-and-other-states/

 

 

-▶ TIME TO END PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT AND SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS http://sco.lt/5iNZyL

 

 -▶ OVERFISHING - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

 

-▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

-▶ THE UPRISING:  GLOBAL BIOTECH/ GMO ECOCIDE  http://sco.lt/7wlInJ

 

 

 

          ---------------------------TAR SANDS / OIL SANDS -------------------

 

March 7, 2013 CBC -

The Nature of Things with David Suzuki - -
-▶ ******TIPPING POINT: AGE OF THE OIL SANDS http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episode/tipping-point.html

 

                                                +++WATCH

VIDEO:

-▶ TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION - "THE DIRTY TRUTH" VIDEO http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

March 6, 2013 - Inside Climate News

-▶ CRITICAL PART OF US STATE DEPT KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE REPORT DONE BY FIRMS WITH DEEP OIL INDUSTRY TIES http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20130306/keystone-xl-eis-state-department-transcanada-oil-tar-sands-industry-ensys-energy-koch-brothers-exxonmobil-bp-obama

 

30 March 2013 The Tyee –
-▶ KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE COMPANY BULLIES http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/03/30/Pipeline-Company-Bullies/

 

 

                       ---------------------------------------------------------------

                                  NATURAL GAS / FRACKING

 

-▶ FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 

-▶ HOW A NEW STUDY SERIOUSLY CHALLENGES NATURAL GAS AS A CLEAN FOSSIL FUEL - METHANE GREENHOUSE GAS RISES http://sco.lt/7Ftflp

 

-▶ USA NATURAL GAS (FRACKING) IS FOR EXPORT, LEAVING A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEANUP - METHANE GLOBAL WARMING http://sco.lt/6f9msr

 

 

WARSAW U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE: COP19, UNFCC - http://sco.lt/8vqDpZ

 

                                                      SEE:

 

-▶ Biodiversity IS Life http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

-▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

-▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

-▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

-▶ AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

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Homage to the Seed's curator insight, May 26, 2013 7:42 PM

TERRACIDE: the stuff you dont want to read on a monday morning, or any other day of the week. Ever!

Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, May 27, 2013 3:06 PM

We will have enough trouble repairing the centuries of accumulated damage to the environment (to the extent we can) without simultaneously creating more.  No matter what, we need to shut down the entire fossil fuel industry as soon as possible, as fast as feasible.

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Shocking: Before And After Pictures Of How Climate Change Is Destroying The Earth

Shocking:  Before And After Pictures Of How Climate Change Is Destroying The Earth | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

May 21, 2013 Business Insider

Man-made climate change is ruining the planet, and here are the before and after pictures that prove it... http://www.businessinsider.com/climate-change-before-and-after-photos-2013-5?op=1

 

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Only Love For Mother Earth Can Save Us From Climate Change: Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, Pope Francis

Only Love For Mother Earth Can Save Us From Climate Change: Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, Pope Francis | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

 

                                                POPE FRANCIS

WE SHOULD BE STEWARDS OF CREATION - NOT ITS MASTERS OR OWNERS


Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH:

 ▶ BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239


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Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH

ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE. Leading spiritual teacher warns that if people cannot save themselves from their own suffering, how can they be expected to worry about the plight of Mother Earth. "By recognising the inter-connectedness of all life, we can move beyond the idea that we are separate selves and expand our compassion and love in such a way that we take action to protect the Earth."

    Thay suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness..... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change



The Ecologist, March 23, 2012 - 

THICH NHAT HANH

 ▶ MAYBE IN 100 YEAR THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html


 Guardian - Living Our Values, 26 August 2010

THICH NHAT HAHN: 

▶  ZEN AND THE ART OF PROTECTING THE PLANET: In Rare Interview with zen buddhist master Thay warns of the threat to civilisation from climate change and the spiritual revival that is needed to avert catastrophe http://www.theguardian.com/sustainability/environment-zen-buddhism-sustainability

 

September 5, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
 ▶ GOOGLE SEEKS OUT WISDOM OF ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH Why on earth are many of the world's most powerful technology companies, including Google, showing a special interest in an 87-year-old Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk? The answer is that all of them are interested in understanding how the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay as he is known to his hundreds of thousands of followers around the world, can help their organisations to become more compassionate and effective... http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/global-technology-ceos-wisdom-zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh


 ▶ WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS: The wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh http://sco.lt/6CoHBZ


Guardian Environment, March 28, 2014
THICH NHAT HANH: 

 -▶  IS MINDFULNESS BEING CORRUPTED BY BUSINESS AND FINANCE? The Zen master discusses his advice for Google and other tech giants on being a force for good in the world http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/thich-nhat-hanh-mindfulness-google-tech

 

THICH NHAT HANH:

▶ OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL  http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change

 

The Ecologist, March 22, 2014

 THICH NHAT HANH: 

 -▶ WHY YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A BUDDHIST MONK TO GIVE UP AN ADDICTION TO A HIGH CONSUMPTION LIFESTYLE  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291785

 

 

                               Earth In Transition, June 12, 2014
     *****AUTHENTIC SPIRITUALITY IN THE COMING STORM*****

http://www.earthintransition.org/2014/06/authentic-spirituality-in-the-coming-storm/

 

 

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                                             POPE FRANCIS

                               =========================

 

Scientific American, May 25, 2014
▶  POPE FRANCIS PLEAS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. In a May 21st speech, Pope Francis warned that despoiling the environment would come back to haunt humanity http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/pope-pleas-for-environment/

 

New York Times, May 22, 2014

▶  POPE FRANCIS:  'WE ARE CUSTODIANS OF CREATION' http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/pope-francis-we-are-custodians-of-creation/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

 

Daily Koz, May 21, 2014
▶  POPE FRANCIS:  CAUSING CLIMATE CHANGE IS A 'SIN' http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/21/1300969/-Pope-Francis-Causing-Climate-Change-Is-a-Sin#

 

       "IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US"

                       Pope Francis Addressing Climate Change

                                Climate Progress, May 21, 2014

     http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/21/3440075/pope-francis-if-we-destroy-creation-creation-will-destroy-us/

 

 ▶  JOINT WORKSHOP OF THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES:  MAY 02-06, 2014

 Are Humanity's dealings with Nature sustainable? What is the status of the Human Person in a world where science predominates? How should we perceive Nature and what is a good relationship between Humanity and Nature? Should one expect the global economic growth that has been experienced over the past six decades to continue for the foreseeable future? Should we be confident that knowledge and skills will increase in such ways as to lessen Humanity's reliance on Nature despite our increasing economic activity and growing numbers? Is the growing gap between the world's rich and world's poor in their reliance on natural resources a consequence of those growths?
Contemporary discussions on the questions are now several decades old. If they have remained alive and are frequently shrill, it is because two opposing empirical perspectives shape them. http://www.casinapioiv.va/content/accademia/en/events/2014/sustainable.html

 

 ▶  POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9JnutN

 

 

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September 5, 2013 Treehugger
▶  UNTIL WE GRIEVE, WE'LL NEVER PROTECT THE EARTH

We'll protect what we fall in love with, that's the premise behind this video on the stunning beauty of pollination.

http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/until-we-grieve-well-never-protect-earth.html

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

Guardian, November 27, 2013
-▶ PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURE WOULD BE DISASTROUS  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/27/price-nature-markets-natural-capital

 

 Tricycle, October 10, 2013

 ▶ PRESERVING THE FECUNDITY OF THE EARTH
Climate change poses the single greatest threat to the world’s food supply. But we can stop it http://www.tricycle.com/blog/preserving-fecundity-earth

 

 ▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH

 

 ▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

 

POLAR BEARS MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE. http://sco.lt/6uz4Aj

 

 

  ▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values

 

 ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES  http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

-▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" UN IPCC NEW CLIMATE REPORT http://sco.lt/76RegD

 

                                                      WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

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 ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

                             ALSO SEE MY CURATED SCOOPIT'S

 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 -▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 -▶ Biodiversity IS Life http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49

  -▶ CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY? http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

  -▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 


 

 

 


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"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security."~ Albert Einstein

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Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet

Contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

A growing number of organic consumers, natural health advocates and climate hawks are taking a more comprehensive look at the fundamental causes of global warming. And its led them to this sobering conclusion: Modern, industrial, monocrop farming are burning up our planet.

How did they reach this conclusion? http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

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         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

              "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY"
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FETTILIZERS http://sco.lt/8wk5lB

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 08, 2013
▶  CLIMATE POLITICS MUST BE AS RADICAL AS THE CRISIS: THIS RACE TO WRECK AND POISON THE EARTH FOR PROFIT IS SUICIDAL http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/climate-politics-must-be-radical-as-crisis/

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

-▶  BIO-ETHANOL FUEL: THE SECRET DIRTY COST OF OBAMA'S GREEN POWER PUSH.  Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. ... 15 million more acres of corn were planted last year than before the ethanol boom http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9190243-95/the-secret-dirty-cost-of-obamas-green-power-push

 

Common Dreams, November 7, 2013
 CLIMATE SUMMIT:  DON'T TURN FARMERS INTO 'CLIMATE SMART' CARBON TRADERS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/07-10

 

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013
BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance

 

Post Growth, November 1, 2013
UNLIMITED COMPETITION IS NOT SUSTAINABLE -  CORPORATE FARMING
Large farms now dominate crop production in the United States. Although most cropland was operated by farms with less than 600 crop acres in the early 1980s, today most cropland is on farms with at least 1,100 acres, and many farms are 5 and 10 times that size. Meanwhile, in 1987, the average dairy herd size was 80 cows; by 2007, it was 570 cows, In 2012 5,000.  The change in hogs was even more striking, from 1,200 hogs removed in a year to 30,000... http://postgrowth.org/unlimited-competition-is-not-sustainable/

 

 

September 3, 2013 -Sci Dev Net

AGROECOLOGY: FARMING AND KNOWLEDGE MONOCULTURES ARE MISCONCEIVED

Food needs can be met with a new vision for agriculture and science
In mainstream policy and corporate thinking, scientific knowledge and global markets are considered key for food security. This has resulted in the industrialisation and laboratory research-led intensification of agricultural systems, inputs and food-supply chains.
But intensified systems do not meet global food needs — they mostly suit export markets and corporate interests.... an industrial monoculture model of production — of both food and knowledge — avoids its ecological and social costs, while suppressing more effective sustainable alternatives, and underexploits science's potential versatility.... http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/opinion/farming-and-knowledge-monocultures-are-misconceived.html

 

Independent Science News, October 30, 2013
THE FOUNDING FABLES OF INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://www.independentsciencenews.org/un-sustainable-farming/the-founding-fables-of-industrialised-agriculture/

 

▶ MILLIONS OF BEES DIE BECAUSE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES MANUFACTURED BY BAYER AND SYNGENTA AND 94% OF GMO CORN IF TREATED WITH EITHER IMIDACLOPRID OR CLOTHIANIDIN PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-corn-treated-with-neonicotinoids-pesticides-manufactured-by-Bayer-Syngenta-kill-honeybees.php

 

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013
WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

Common Dreams, September 23, 2013
U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5

 

ETC GROUP:  September 23, 2013
YET ANOTHER UN REPORT CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR PEASANT FARMING AND AGROECOLOGY http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1371403/3dcf9f8e43/546730523/69eaf81be4/

 

 

Guardian, September 18, 2013
FOOD CRISIS FEARS PROMPT UN WAKE-UP CALL TO WORLD LEADERS AND BIG AGRIBUSINESS
UNCTAD, the UN trade and development body's 2013 Trade and Environment Review, calls on governments to "wake up before it is too late" and shift rapidly towards farming models that promote a greater variety of crops, reduced fertiliser use and stronger links between small farms and local consumers to achieve global food security and tackle climate change http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/18/food-crisis-un-governments

 

 

                    - ▶ REPORT FROM UNITED NATIONS UNCATD - ▶

                             - ▶ WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE - ▶

MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

Written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

                             - ▶ CONTAMINATION, POLLUTION - ▶

 

IS YOUR PET TOO FAT? WHY MANY MILLIONS OF ANIMALS, LIKE PEOPLE, ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT - CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5MB0TJ

 

US National Institute of Health
CHEMICAL TOXINS: A RESEARCH PAPER TO EXPLAIN THE GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12006126

 

FastCo Exist
THESE PHOTOS SHOW A DESTROYED AMERICAN LANDSCAPE THE AGRICULTURE GIANTS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016003/these-horrifying-photos-show-a-destroyed-american-landscape-that-agriculture-giants-dont-wan

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams
INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGER DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

August 12, 2013 AlJazeera America
CONTAMINATION CASES RENEW FEAR OVER GLOBALIZED FOOD SUPPLY http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/12/contamination-casesrenewfearsoverfoodsafety.html

 

 

PESTICIDES FOR BIG AG ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

May 27, 2013 Science Daily
EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130527100624.htm

 

DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE  http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

 

                       - ▶  BIG AG AND THE CLIMATE CONNECTION      - ▶ 

 

                                                     VIDEO:
- ▶  "THE FOOD AND CLIMATE CONNECTION" http://vimeo.com/11923174

 

 

TechCrunch, October 2, 2013
MONSANTO BUYS WEATHER BIG DATA COMPANY CLIMATE CORPORATION FOR AROUND #1.1B http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/02/monsanto-acquires-weather-big-data-company-climate-corporation-for-930m/

 

Tech News & Analysis, October 2, 2013
WHEN DATA MEETS AGRICULTURE: MONSANTO TO BUY CLIMATE CORP FOR $1B http://gigaom.com/2013/10/02/when-data-meets-agriculture-monsanto-to-buy-climate-corp-for-930m/

 

Earth Policy Institute
RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

 

July 30, 2013 Environmental Working Group
REPORT: 7.2 MILLION ACRES OF WETLANDS AND FRAGILE LAND GO UNDER THE PLOW http://www.ewg.org/release/72-million-acres-wetlands-and-fragile-land-go-under-plow

 

AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/8DCl1d

 

 

                                   - ▶  THE WATER CRISIS      - ▶ 

 

SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARM "FEEDING THE WORLD" - MASSIVE POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

                              

July 6, 2013 The Guardian, John Vidal
GLOBAL THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY AS WATER WELLS DRY UP, WARNS TOP ENVIRONMENT EXPERT  http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/food-supply-threat-water-wells-dry-up

 

September 13, 2013 Treehugger

WHY KANSAS IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER.
The Ogallal Aquifer is one of the largest aquifers in the world, running beneath parts of eight states in the central US. And it is this giant, ancient aquifer that is being sucked dry faster than rain can keep up. Put another way, we've nearly used up a million-year-old source of water in the 100 or so years we've been tapping into it for irrigation.
http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/why-kansas-running-out-water-ogallala-aquifer.html

 

WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE  http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 

                     - ▶  THINKING OUTSIDE THE BIG AG BOX - ▶ 

 

FUTURENOMICS:  DITCHING OUR OUTMODED AND FOSSILISED ECONOMIC PARADIGM http://sco.lt/5hpBar

 

OurWorld 2.0 August 20, 2012
MONOCULTURE MANIA MUST AND CAN BE OVERCOME http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/monoculture-mania-must-and-can-be-overcome/

                                                ▶WATCH▶ 

 VIDEO:
- ▶  HARVESTING JUSTICE; TRANSFORMING THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE USA http://sco.lt/668m5x

 

>> CSRWire Francesca Rheannon:

SMALL FAMILY ORGANIC FARMERS FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL AGAINST MONSANTO  The Future of Your Food http://csrwire.sharedby.co/share/SWTrg1

 

January 13, 2012 Grist
LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY: BIODIVERSITY vs MONOCULTURE http://grist.org/sustainable-food/2012-01-13-lexicon-of-sustainability-biodiviersity-vs-monoculture/

 

August 29 2013 SmartData Collective
BIG DATA TURNS TRADITIONAL FARMING UPSIDE DOWN -- REMOVING US FURTHER AND FURTHER FROM TACTILE CONNECTION TO OUR FOOD AND ESSENTIAL BIODIVERSITY CARE http://smartdatacollective.com/bigdatastartups/141501/machines-crops-animals-big-data-turns-traditional-farming-upside-down

 

******A NEW GENERATION OF FARMERS IS NURTURING NATURE AS WELL AS CROPS: BEYOND BIG MONOCULTURE AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/85DEgr

 

FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE".  BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

 

                          - ▶  CORPORATE "FARMS"  WIN, WIN - ▶ 

 

August 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
THE GUARANTEED INCOME RACKET FOR USA BIG AGRICULTURE:  U.S. GOVERNMENT PAID OUT $17 BILLION FOR WEATHER-WITHERED CROPS LAST YEAR — Desiccated corn and sun-scorched soybeans have been in high supply lately — and we’re paying through the nose for them http://www.globalpossibilities.org/u-s-government-paid-17-billion-for-weather-withered-crops-last-year/

 

US TAXPAYERS NOW GUARANTEEING CORPORATE PROFITS - HISTORY OF THE CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/what/history.html

 

June 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable
CROP INSURANCE FOR BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

 

                              - ▶  IMPACTS OF INDUSTRIAL AG - ▶ 

 

 November 1, 2012 Mongabay
FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK': FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1101-hance-agriculture-greenhouse-gases.html

 

August 1, 2013 Science Daily
EXISTING CROPLAND COULD FEED FOUR BILLION MORE BY DROPPING BIOFUELS AND ANIMAL FEED http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801125704.htm

 

SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT? FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/78Q26r

 

SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARM "FEEDING THE WORLD" - MASSIVE POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? OBESITY PLUS  http://sco.lt/6nvbQf

 

THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

BIOFUELS: FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

 

                                             - ▶  WATCH- ▶ 

 VIDEO:

- ▶  THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH The Leader of the Biotech Ag Cartel  http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

 

OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE:  SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD:  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/8ked9N

 

 

 

 

DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

“SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET -  - SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 

 


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lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:40 PM

This  is  an  awful  lot  of  information  but  all  of it  spells  one thing: "Be  aware  and  beware!

Samantha Fuller's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:31 PM

"Our modern energy-, chemical- and genetically modified organism (GMO)-intensive industrial food and farming systems are the major cause of man-made global warming." Studies show that not only are greenhouse gasses caused by Carbon Dioxide but also by methane and nitrous oxide. Farming includes so many different ways of using fuel form the machinery to the end of food production. Another way farming isn't helping is through deforestation, and wetlands destruction. "When you add it all up, the picture is clear—contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet. And factory farms or, in industry lingo, Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), play a key role in this impending disaster." Climate rise is complex but a few of the top reasons are coal burning, and fossil fuels. To get this under control we would need to stop using 90% of the fosil fuels we are using.

Sally J. Everett's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:33 AM

We can't live in fear of the future, we have to have farms no matter what they emit into the air. Without farms, we couldn't survive.

Rescooped by pdjmoo from Biodiversity IS Life – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment
Scoop.it!

World Bank and UN carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs - NGOs

World Bank and UN carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs - NGOs | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: Plight of Kenya's indigenous Sengwer shows carbon offsets are empowering corporate recolonisation of the South

 

UN's REDD scheme promises carbon offsetting will empower local communities in the developing world while conserving forests - but critics say the scheme is fuelling genocidal evictions of indigenous people from their lands.

     Between 2000 and 2010, a total of 500 million acres of land in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean was acquired or negotiated under deals brokered on behalf of foreign governments or transnational corporations.

     Many such deals are geared toward growing crops or biofuels for export to richer, developed countries – with the consequence that small-holder farmers are displaced from their land and lose their livelihood while local communities go hungry.

     The concentration of ownership of the world's farmland in the hands of powerful investors and corporations is rapidly accelerating, driven by resource scarcity and, thus, rising prices. According to a new report by the US land rights organisation Grain: "The powerful demands of food and energy industries are shifting farmland and water away from direct local food production to the production of commodities for industrial processing."

Less known factors, however, include 'conservation' and 'carbon offsetting.'   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jul/03/world-bank-un-redd-genocide-land-carbon-grab-sengwer-kenya

 

- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

▶ THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION  http://sco.lt/6tNs8H

 

-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

                                            WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF UN-REDD"

        A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

 -▶ LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

 

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                               CARBON OFFSETS, CARBON CREDITS

                         -----------------------------------------------------------------

 

World Bank, June 11, 2014
 ▶ WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PUT A PRICE ON CARBON? http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/06/11/what-does-it-mean-to-put-a-price-on-carbon?hootPostID=f3faf4f143de89e675d26be2d5300dc2

 

 

Redd-Monitor.org

 ▶ BEWARE OF THE CARBON CREDITS RACKET http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=CARBON+CREDITS

http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=CARBON+OFFSETS

 

     ▶COLONIALISM AND THE GREEN ECONOMY:  VILLAGERS DEFY PRESSURE TO FORFEIT FARMS FOR CARBON-OFFSET  http://truth-out.org/news/item/13763-colonialism-and-the-green-economy-the-truth-behind-the-biofuel-industry

 

21 February 2013 Redd-Monitor

     ▶UN-REDD PLUS GETS AN "F" - BIODIVERSITY, COMMUNITIES AND FOREST CARBON CERTIFICATION

Until there is an agreement at the UNFCCC level on REDD, carbon credits from REDD projects can only be traded on voluntary markets. Buyers of these carbon credits rely on independent certification ...http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=REDD+Plus+or+REDD+%E2%80%9CLight%E2%80%9D%3F+Biodiversity%2C+communities+and+forest+carbon+certification

July 12, 2013 redd-monitor.org
     ▶CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM: ZERO EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS AND ALMOST WORTHLESS CARBON CREDITS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/07/12/clean-development-mechanism-7000-projects-zero-emissions-reductions-almost-worthless-carbon-credits-and-zombie-projects-increasing/

 

May 21, 2013 redd-monitor.org - Chris Lan

     ▶DEBATE: SHOULD CALIFORNIA CAP AND TRADE USE FORESTRY OFFSETS? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/21/debate-should-california-cap-and-trade-use-forestry-offsets/#more-13970

 

July 8, 2013 The Africa Report
     ▶BIG RED CARD FOR CALIFORNIA 'REDD' CARBON CREDIT CORPORATE FIX http://www.theafricareport.com/Columns/big-red-card-for-california-redd.html

 

 

           SEE MORE ON THE "CARBON CREDIT" CORPORATE DEBATE

                   http://www.redd-monitor.org/?s=carbon+credits

 

 

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                                          CARBON TRADING

          Does NOT Reduce Carbon Emissions - A Sum Total Gimmick

               ---------------------------------------------------------------------

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF CAP AND TRADE"

                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA6FSy6EKrM

                                     Annie Leonard of "The Story of Stuff"

 

 September 4, 2013 Redd-Monitor

     ▶"CARBON CROOKS"  A NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CARBON TRADING http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/09/04/carbon-crooks-a-new-documentary-about-carbon-trading/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Redd-monitor+%28REDD-Monitor%29

 

Reuters, November 25, 2013

     ▶CHINA TO LAUNCH TWO NEW CARBON TRADING EXCHANGES http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-china-carbon-idUSBRE9AO07E20131125

 

 

 August 5, 2013 Reuters
     ▶'INTANGIBLE' CARBON MARKETS ARE RIPE FOR CRIME - INTERPOL http://www.trust.org/item/20130805162119-vpely/

 

July 14, 2013 The Conversation
     ▶EMISSION TRADING SCHEMES ARE FRAUGHT TERRITORY: IS AUSTRALIA READY FOR THE CORPORATE SCAM? http://theconversation.com/emissions-trading-schemes-are-fraught-territory-is-rudd-ready-16062

 

 May 23, 3013 redd-monitor.org
     ▶WHAT MORE EVIDENCE DOES THE WORLD BANK NEED THAT CARBON MARKETS ARE NOT WORKING? http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/05/23/what-more-evidence-does-the-world-bank-need-that-carbon-markets-are-not-working/#more-13964

 

 August 20, 2013 The Energy Collective
     ▶CARBON TAX AND ECONOMIC CHOICES http://theenergycollective.com/billchameides/262281/carbon-taxes-and-competition

 November 8, 2012 Yale Environment 360 - Dieter Helm
     ▶FORGET THE KYOTO ACCORD AND TAX CARBON CONSUMPTION http://e360.yale.edu/feature/forget_kyoto_putting_a_tax_on_carbon_consumption/2590/

July 12, 2013 redd-monitor.org
     ▶CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM: ZERO EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS AND ALMOST WORTHLESS CARBON CREDITS http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/07/12/clean-development-mechanism-7000-projects-zero-emissions-reductions-almost-worthless-carbon-credits-and-zombie-projects-increasing/

 

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              PRICING CARBON CARBON OFFSET, CARBON STORAGE

 FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OF THE PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

 

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▶   VAST METHANE PLUMES SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/6H0vuD

 

Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html

 

AmericaBlog New, July 27, 2014
▶   OBAMA LEASING MILLIONS OF GULF ACRE FOR OFFSHORE OIL & GAS DRILLING:  HIS WORDS DO NOT MATCH HIS DEEDS http://americablog.com/2014/07/obama-leasing-millions-gulf-acres-offshore-oil-gas-drilling.html

 

             -▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr

 

                                                     VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

 

 ▶ PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

 

-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 

 ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

 

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800 MILLION ACRES SEQUESTERED IN ASIA, AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA. PEOPLE ARE BEING DRIVEN OUT OF THEIR LANDS.

 

This is the true nature of Agenda 21, privatised UN system, and corporatism.

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Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb. The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources

Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb. The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

May, 16, 2013 Guardian Environment - Nafeez Ahmed:

-▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. US National Strategy for the Arctic Region prioritises corporate 'economic opportunities' at the expense of everyone else

At the heart of the White House's new Arctic strategy is an elementary but devastating contradiction between what President Obama, in the document's preamble, describes as seeking "to make the most of the emerging economic opportunities in the region" due to the rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice, and recognising "the need to protect and conserve this unique, valuable, and changing environment."... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/17/obama-arctic-energy-security-climate




Bloomberg, September 27, 2014
▶ FIRST ARCTIC OIL SPILL: RUSSIA SAYS ARCTIC WELL DRILLED WITH EXXON STRIKES OIL  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-27/rosneft-says-exxon-arctic-well-strikes-oil.html


Mongabay, December 23, 2013
▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr


Bloomberg, September 12, 2014

-▶ EXXON SAID TO RILE U.S., EU BY USING SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA LOOPHOLE http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-12/exxon-said-to-rile-u-s-eu-in-using-sanctions-loophole.html?alcmpid=markets


Grist, December 12, 2013

-▶ IS GLOBAL WARMING STOKING AN ARCTIC COLD WAR? http://grist.org/news/is-global-warming-stoking-an-arctic-cold-war/

 


Earth Policy Institute, September 17, 2014
-▶ WHY FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARCTIC IS A BAD INVESTMENT http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2014/update125


Guardian, April 5, 2013

-▶ THE RACE FOR THE ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2008/apr/05/poles.endangeredhabitats?INTCMP=SRCH

 

                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

                                                 http://sco.lt/68m1x3


August 3, 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶ THE CLIMATE TIME BOMB THAT WILL COST US $60 TRILLION: Obama in the US, and Harper in Canada, are turning North America into a petro–imperial and petro–despot continent. This doesn’t bode well for solving the climate crisis... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-climate-time-bomb-that-will-cost-us-60-trillion/

 

September 18, 2012 New York Times

-▶ ARCTIC RESOURCES, EXPOSED BY WARMING, SET OFF COMPETITION http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/science/earth/arctic-resources-exposed-by-warming-set-off-competition.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

May 16, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶ CANADA VOWS PLUNDER IN THE ARCTIC AS ICE MELTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-3

 

May 15, 2013- Washington Post

-▶ SUPERPOWERS CHINA, INDIA AND KOREA, RUSSIA AND EUROPEAN UNION SEEK TO MINE ARCTIC REGION OF ITS UNTAPPED ENERGY http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status

 

November 20, 1010
-▶ EUROPE JOINS INTERNATIONAL CONTEST FOR ARCTIC'S RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/21/arctic-energy-eu?INTCMP=SRCH

 

 July 21, 1012 Guardian Environment
-▶ HISTORY REPEATS AS GREENLAND'S NATURAL RESOURCES PROMISE UNTOLD RICHES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/jul/31/history-repeats-greenland-natural-resources?INTCMP=SRCH

 

July 5, 2011 INTERACTIVE

-▶ THE 'COLD RUSH': INDUSTRIALISATION IN THE ARCTIC  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH

 

                     AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

                   New Economic Perspectives, January 31, 2014
 ▶ ARE YOU GOING TO DETONATE THE WORLD'S LARGEST "CARBON BOMB"? http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2014/02/president-obama-going-detonate-worlds-largest-carbon-bomb.html


 Inhabitat, July 15, 2014
MELTING ARCTIC ICE OPENS NEW SHIPPING CHANNEL FOR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS http://inhabitat.com/melting-arctic-ice-opens-new-shipping-channel-for-petroleum-products/

 

 Bill Moyers, December 9, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE OPENS THE ARCTIC TO SHIPPING, DRILLING, MILITARIZATION http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/09/climate-change-opens-the-arctic-to-shipping-drilling-militarization/

 

HuffPost Green, April 28, 2014

GREENPEACE SHIP TO CONFRONT RUSSIAN TANKER CARRYING ARCTIC OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/greenpeace-russia_n_5225032.html

 

Grist, April 23, 2014
IF OIL SPILLS IN THE ARCTIC AND NO ONE IS AROUND TO CLEAN IT UP, DOES IT JUST STAY THERE? http://grist.org/news/if-oil-spills-in-the-arctic-and-no-one-is-around-to-clean-it-up-does-it-just-stay-there/

 

May 15, 2013 Bloomberg

-▶ CHINA GRANTED ACCESS TO ARCTIC CLUB AS RESOURCE RACE HEATS UP http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status

 

 June 5, 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶ CHINA'S NEW ARCTIC PRESENCE SIGNALS FUTURE DEVELOPMENT http://www.globalpossibilities.org/chinas-new-arctic-presence-signals-future-development/

 

 

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▶   VAST METHANE PLUMES SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/6H0vuD


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coastshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html

 

             -▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr

                                                DEEP SEA MINING 

RUSH' MOVES CLOSER, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5

                                    

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, May 15, 2014
WITH HALF THE PLANET UP FOR GRABS, A CALL FOR DEEP-OCEAN STEWARDSHIP https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/half-planet-grabs-call-deep-ocean-stewardship

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July 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ 'FIRE ICE' - NEW FOSSIL FUEL SOURCE, BURIED UNDER THE SEA FLOOR, COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fire-ice-new-fossil-fuel-source-buried-under-the-sea-floor-could-be-disastrous-for-the-planet/

 

May 15, 2013- Washington Post

SUPERPOWERS CHINA, INDIA AND KOREA, RUSSIA AND EUROPEAN UNION SEEK TO MINE ARCTIC REGION OF THE UNTAPPED ENERGY   http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status

 

The Guardian, October 24, 2013
GREENLAND GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR RADIOACTIVE URANIUM AND RARE EARTHS MINING http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/greenland-green-light-uranium-rare-earths-mining

 

 July 21, 1012 Guardian Environment

-▶ HISTORY REPEATS AS GREENLAND'S NATURAL RESOURCES PROMISE UNTOLD RICHES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/31/history-repeats-greenland-natural-resources?INTCMP=SRCH

 

July 3, 2011
-▶ Q&A: NATURAL RESOURCES EXPLORATION IN THE ARCTIC
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH

 

                 -▶  WHALES, SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING A DEADLY MIX

                  MASS STRANDINGS, RESEARCH SHOWS

                                        http://sco.lt/4lLKcr

 

Blue and Green Tomorrow, July 20, 2014
138,000 SPECIES UNDER THREAT AS OBAMA APPROVES GAS AND OIL EXPLORATION OFF EAST COAST USA WITH USE OF SONIC CANNONS http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/07/20/138000-species-under-threat-as-obama-approves-gas-and-oil-exploration/

 

Environmental News Service, July 18, 2014
EPA BLOCKS GIANT ALASKA MINE TO PROTECT BRISTOL BAY SALMON AND ECOSYSTEM http://ens-newswire.com/2014/07/18/epa-blocks-giant-alaska-mine-to-protect-bristol-bay-salmon/

 

 Oceana, February 28, 2014
OBAMA ADMIN MOVES FORWARD TO OPEN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TO SEISMIC AIRGUN BLASTS AND DRILLING FOR BIG OIL http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/02/obama-admin-moves-forward-to-open-the-atlantic-ocean-to-seismic-airgun-blasts-drilling

 

Mongabay, September 25, 2013
▶  SONAR USED BY OIL COMPANY CAUSED MASS WHALE STRANDING IN MADAGASCAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0925-sonar-testing-whale-stranding.html

 

 Huffington Post Hawaii, September 24, 2013
▶  SEISMIC DRILLING IMPACTS OCEAN LIFE GENERALLY:  OFFSHORE OIL EXPLORATION LINKED TO 50 PERCENT REDUCTION IN COD CATCH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/candace-calloway-whiting/offshore-oil-exploration-_b_3977171.html

 

September 5, 2013 Guardian
▶  GHANA UNUSUAL NUMBER OF WHALE DEATHS BLAMED ON OFFSHORE SEISMIC OIL EXPLORATION http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/ghana-whale-deaths-offshore-oil-exploration

 

 

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                 BIG OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE

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 Marketplace, December 11, 2012
-▶ OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/oil-and-race-north-pole

 

June 5, 2013 Grist
BP TO PUMP $1 BILLION INTO IT'S ALASKA DRILLING EFFORTS - AFTER TAXES REDUCED ON OIL COMPANIES AS INCENTIVE http://grist.org/news/bp-to-pump-1-billion-into-its-alaska-drilling-efforts/

 

Pew Environment Group, March 2012,

-▶ SCIENTISTS CALL ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO USE SCIENCE AS GUIDE FOR ARCTIC DRILLING - More than 500 distinguished U.S. and international scientists—including renowned oceanographers Sylvia Earle, Paul Dayton, and Alan Springer—have signed an open letter (PDF) urging the Obama Administration to follow through on its stated commitment to science by acting on the USGS recommendations. http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/scientists-call-on-obama-administration-to-use-science-as-guide-for-arctic-drilling-85899369512

 

Guardian Environment, October 17, 2013

-▶ UK AIMS TO BECOME HUB FOR ARCTIC OIL EXPLORATION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/17/uk-hub-arctic-oil-exploration-greenpeace

 

Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html

 

Marketplace, December 26, 2013

-▶ OFFSHORE OIL: SHELL'S CHALLENGE IN DRILLING FOR ARCTIC OIL , Over a year ago, Royal Dutch Shell began oil drilling operations offshore of Alaska, the first attempt to explore the outer continental shelf in two decades. But Shell's initial foray proved disastrous. After sinking $5 billion into the effort, not a single well was drilled and its rig ran aground. Shell racked up big fines for faulty equipment, pollution and safety violations and sat out the last season. Outgoing Shell CEO Peter Voser called the Arctic one of his biggest disappointments. Elizabeth Arnold, based in Alaska, looked into the state of Arctic oil exploration in the U.S... http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/shells-challenge-drilling-arctic-oil

 

 US News and World Report, December 06, 2013

-▶ A RUSH TO EXPAND OIL DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/05/a-rush-to-expand-oil-drilling-in-the-arctic-

 

 

                                                      WATCH

-▶  THREE YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER, DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVE AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT  http://sco.lt/5cPoG1

 

 Deutche Welle, February 07, 2014
-▶ ARE WE PREPARED FOR A CATASTROPHE IN THE ARCTIC? As climate change warms the Arctic, oil rigs are opening, ships are making use of new shipping routes and tourists are flocking to see the icebergs. But experts warn that we are not adequately prepared for accidents.   http://www.dw.de/are-we-prepared-for-a-catastrophe-in-the-arctic/a-17412856

 

September 14, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ AFTER NORTH SEA GAS LEAK, DRILLERS FEAR CORROSIVE FLUID COULD THREATEN DEEP SEA WELLS ACROSS THE WORLD http://www.globalpossibilities.org/after-north-sea-gas-leak-drillers-fear-corrosive-fluid-could-threaten-deep-sea-wells-across-the-world/

 

 HuffPost Green, February 04, 2014
-▶  MELTING SEA ICE AND ARCTIC DRILLING: A RISKY COMBINATION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/melting-sea-ice-arctic-drilling_n_4725363.html

 

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                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

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Guardian, January 23, 2014
-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE BRINGS NEW RISKS TO GREENLAND http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/23/climate-change-risks-greenland-arctic-icecap

                                       

 August 4, 2013 Care2

-▶ HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html

 

 ▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

Truthout, September 30, 2013
-▶ DESTABLIZATION OF ARCTIC SEA ICE WOULD BE 'GAME OVER' FOR CLIMATE http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19115-destabilization-of-arctic-sea-ice-would-be-game-over-for-climate

 

September 13, 2013 International Cry
-▶ ARCTIC CIRCLE: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' FIGHT FOR THEIR ENVIRONMENT, CARIBOU AGAINST MINING POLLUTIONS http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-peoples-fight-future-lake-kennady-caribou-gahcho-kue-20159/

 

  -▶ WILL WE LEARN FROM THE PAST, OR CONTINUE RAVAGING OUR PLANET IN THE NAME OF PROFITS AND POWER?

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?page=2

 

 

                                   WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?

ClimateProgress, December 27, 2013
  -▶  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL BOOM, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEEKS MORE OIL PRODUCTION.

America produced an average of 7.5 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2013, an increase of one million barrels per day and the biggest one-year jump in the nation’s history, FuelFix reported Thursday. The U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) estimates production will grow by another one million barrels in 2014 and will peak at a whopping 9.5 million barrels per day in 2016.

And the production surge doesn’t stop at the water’s edge. According to FuelFix, “the Gulf of Mexico also is seeing a boost, with oil production expected to grow to 1.4 million barrels per day in 2014, up by 100,000 barrels.”.. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#

 

 -▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY'. HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

THE HEALTH OF OUR OCEANS IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE:

SEA CHANGE: THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING  http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

 

-▶ WHY GEOENGINEERING SUITS RUSSIA'S CARBON AGENDA, GIVEN THE COUNTRY'S FOSSIL FUEL STRATEGY IN THE ARCTIC

The Arctic, a large portion of which is controlled or claimed by Russia, is a new carbon El Dorado, holding up to a quarter of the globe’s undiscovered oil and gas reserves. According to one energy industry insider: "Climate change is opening up one of the last frontiers for hydrocarbons on our planet. The Arctic … could be set for rapid change and development as exploration, production and infrastructure will have an inevitable, irreversible impact."
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/24/why-geoengineering-suits-russias-carbon-agenda

 

 

SAVE THE ARCTIC: The melting Arctic is under threat from oil drilling, industrial fishing and conflict. The Insanity:  http://www.savethearctic.org/

 

                                                     Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                            http://savethearctic.org/

 

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-▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTE BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT.  UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5bNJoX

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-▶ -▶ *** OBAMA'S NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS NEGOTIATE AWAY SOVEREIGN RIGHTS TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

 

                                                  WATCH:

                                Encore, Moyers and Company

         ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS

                                       http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 

 

 

 


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CineversityTV's curator insight, June 10, 2013 5:26 AM

Oblabla will be remembered as the corrupt #Wallstreet #bankster POTUS who helped with the extinction of Mankind.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 21, 4:47 AM

In all honesty this started long before Obama showed up. His plan doesn't help things get better though.

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Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: 2014 National Climate Assessment

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: 2014 National Climate Assessment | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

-                    UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE CHANGE, May 05, 2014

On May 5, the National Climate Assessment published its third report, “Climate Change Impacts in the United States.”

http://www.globalchange.gov/

 

The report assembled by more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

The report distills scientific peer-reviewed research, technical reports and other sources. Scientists have documented that climate change — happening now at accelerating rates — is caused by human activities, leading to extensive and damaging impacts that the American people need to prepare for and respond to.

Explore highlights of the National Climate Assessment including an Overview, the report’s 12 overarching findings, and a summary of impacts by region. Download the extensive full report http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/highlights/overview/overview#intro-section

 

Alternet, May 23, 2014
- ▶ NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE TAKING BOLD ACTIONS -- AND IT'S WORKING http://www.alternet.org/activism/new-environmentalists-are-taking-bold-actions-and-its-working

 

 

- ▶ VIDEOS - A CHANGING CLIMATE

The Story Group is an independent, multimedia journalism company. We believe that storytelling remains a powerful tool in covering the critical issues of our times. Beginning in May, we are proud to feature our Climate Change series, produced in support of the 2014 National Climate Assessment. Real stories, told by real people, about how climate change is affecting our lives, now. http://thestorygroup.org/

 

VIDEO:

National Climate Assessment: SOUTHWEST CHAPTER (2:36)

"The story in the Southwest is the story of water." http://vimeo.com/92687378

VIDEO

National Climate Assessment: AGRICULTURE CHAPTER (2:14)
"This isn't just about plants and animals. It's about people, it's about societies," http://vimeo.com/92574470

VIDEO

National Climate Assessment: COASTS CHAPTER (2:06) http://vimeo.com/92569618

VIDEO

National Climate Assessment: HEALTH CHAPTER (1:34) http://vimeo.com/92569617

VIDEO

National Climate Assessment: OCEANS CHAPTER (2:12) http://vimeo.com/92569615

VIDEO

National Climate Assessment: : WATER CHAPTER (1:47) http://vimeo.com/92569616

 

VIDEO
- ▶ OYSTER FARMERS AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION (4:11) http://vimeo.com/93272507

VIDEO
- ▶ DRY AND DRIER IN WEST TEXAS (4:00) http://vimeo.com/93186403

 

 

The Orange County Register, May 19, 2014

- ▶ CALIFORNIA BIRDS OF PREY FALLING VICTIM TO 'ECOLOGICAL DROUGHT: A BREEDING CRASH BEYOND ANY IN LOCAL EXPERTS MEMORY . Red-tailed hawk nests should be bustling with hawks and their chicks this time of year, as they have for decades. But birds of prey across coastal Southern California are experiencing what could be their worst breeding year on record – a 90 to 95 percent rate of failure, most likely because of the severe drought gripping the region...http://www.ocregister.com/articles/thomas-614718-year-drought.html

 

                         PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE

     FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/7GrrPd

 

 

- ▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (CAN'T SOLVED CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/84Vywz

 

- ▶ HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE IN NINETY SECONDS  http://sco.lt/5FjShF

 

Washington Post, May 26, 2014
- ▶ THIS SUMMER, NASA WILL BEGIN KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR GARDEN. Next month, the agency plans to launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2. Its primary aim is to create a global map of carbon sources and carbon sinks. The OCO-2 mission will provide the most detailed map of photosynthetic fluorescence — that is to say, of how plants glow — ever created. Using this data, scientists should be able to estimate how quickly the world’s plants are absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/this-summer-nasa-will-begin-keeping-an-eye-on-your-garden/2014/05/23/8bc1f4de-df79-11e3-8dcc-d6b7fede081a_story.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VIDEO Encore: Ending the Silence on Climate Change -- The Politics | Moyers & Company

VIDEO Encore: Ending the Silence on Climate Change -- The Politics | Moyers & Company | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

March 15, 2013 - Moyers and Company

Why climate change gets the silent treatment, and what we should do about it.

This week, in an encore broadcast, scientist Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, joins Bill to describe his efforts to galvanize communities over what’s arguably the greatest single threat facing humanity. Leiserowitz, who specializes in the psychology of risk perception, knows better than anyone if people are willing to change their behavior to make a difference... http://billmoyers.com/episode/encore-ending-the-silence-on-climate-change/

 

July 17, 2013 Harvard Business Review
THE ERA OF CORPORATE SILENCE ON CLIMATE POLICY IS ENDING http://blogs.hbr.org/winston/2013/07/the-era-of-corporate-silence-o.html

 

                                              POWERFUL WATCH

                                            USA State Department

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

27 March, 2013 Washington Post
IMF: WANT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE?  GET RID OF #1.9 TRILLION IN ENERGY SUBSIDIES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/27/imf-want-to-fight-climate-change-get-rid-of-1-9-trillion-in-energy-subsidies/

 

OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY LAUNCH "BLACKMAIL" AD CAMPAIGN http://sco.lt/5xnPyT

 

Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

March 13, 2013 - EcoWatch
KOCH BROTHERS CONTINUE STATE-BY-STATE ATTEMPTS TO STIFLE GROWTH OF RENEWABLE ENERGY – EcoWatch http://ecowatch.com/2013/koch-brothers-srenewable-energy/

 

16 March, 2013 - Grist
NEW BILLS IN CONGRESS WOULD REPEAL EXEMPTIONS FOR OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY AND CRACK DOWN ON FRACKING INDUSTRY http://grist.org/climate-energy/congress-makes-moves-to-close-loopholes-for-fossil-fuels/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

TIME TO END PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT AND SUBIDIE FOR FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCERS  http://sco.lt/5iNZyL

 

 

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Climate Change is the RESULT not the cause.  It is a combination of factors and behaviors we have been engaging in over the past centuries that have depleted and devasted our ecosystems, biodiversity and environments that have created an imbalance in our biosphere that it cannot absorb or maintain. Emptying our oceans; urban growth; CO2 emissions into atmosphere; destruction of nature's biodiversity balance; pesticides poisoning soils, species and water changing the eco and chemical balance.  Big Agriculture and it's dependence on fossilfuels.

Do we want to live in a world devoid of nature, wildlife, living off lab-created food and pharmaceuticals?

Our body is part of the greater planetary body - it is designed to respond to the outer circumstances of the greater web of life.  If we do not put our efforts to restoring it, we may well may become an extinct species on this planet by end of century.

Without our natural world we do not exist.  To the degree She is sick and out of balance so are we. 

Let us beginning responding to course correct.  Our fellow travellers (other species) on this planet are suffering and disappearing fast. This is within our power.

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Abrupt Climate Disaster Threat Raises Call for Early Warning System

Abrupt Climate Disaster Threat Raises Call for Early Warning System | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

National Geographic, December 03, 2013

▶  ABRUPT CLIMATE DISASTER THREAT RAISES CALL FOR EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

Approaching climate change "tipping points" mean an early warning system for global warming-triggered disasters is needed, suggest experts...http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131203-abrupt-climate-change-science-early-warning-report/

 

▶   VAST METHANE PLUMES SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/6H0vuD

 

Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html

 

AmericaBlog New, July 27, 2014
▶   OBAMA LEASING MILLIONS OF GULF ACRE FOR OFFSHORE OIL & GAS DRILLING:  HIS WORDS DO NOT MATCH HIS DEEDS http://americablog.com/2014/07/obama-leasing-millions-gulf-acres-offshore-oil-gas-drilling.html

 

             -▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014

▶  WHAT IF WIINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change

 

Science Daily, January 19, 2014
▶  GET USED TO HEAT WAVES:  EXTREME EL NINO EVENTS TO DOUBLE DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING EMISSIONS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140119142454.htm

 

 

Before It's News, January 14, 2014
▶  OFF THE CHARTS: THE UNBELIEVABLE LIST OF HEAT RECORDS BROKEN IN 2013 http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2014/01/off-the-charts-2013-australias-hottest-year-the-unbelievable-list-of-heat-records-broken-in-2013-2490202.html

 

Al Jazeera America, January 13, 2014
▶  NORTH CALIFORNIA 100 YEAR DROUGHT THREATENS FARMERS, AG WORKERS, CITIES -- AND YOU http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/14/california-droughtthreatensfarmersagworkerscitiesandyou.html

 

                                           A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                 "Extreme Ice"

                        Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                 http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

 Planet Earth OnLine, January 13, 2014
▶  GLACIER'S RETREAT IS NOW IRREVERSIBLE - SCIENTISTS
Pine Island Glacier, the largest single contributor to sea-level rise in Antarctica, has started shrinking, say scientists.
Pine Island glacier. The work, published in Nature Climate Change, shows the glacier's retreat may have begun an irreversible process that could see the amount of water it is adding to the ocean increase five-fold... http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1588&cookieConsent=A

 

▶  HUMANITY WHOLLY UNPREPARED FOR ABRUPT CLIMATE IMPACT, WARNS REPORT. Humanity Wholly Unprepared for Abrupt Climate Impacts, Warns Report http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/04-1

 

 ▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University, December 2012

 ▶ MEGA DROUGHTS AHEAD: WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS COULD BEGIN IN EIGHT YEARS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3997322622/worst-drought-in-1-000-years-could-begin-in-eight-years

 

 -▶  OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL, FRACKING, TAR SANDS OIL, COAL....MAY KILL US ALL http://sco.lt/6cMFxh

 

 

 ▶ PLANET PASSES DAILY 400 PPM C02 MILESTONE - MARCH TOWARD DISASTER http://sco.lt/9JBzCT

 

EcoNews, December 25, 2013
▶ CLIMATE CHANGE ROULETTE AND WATER SCARCITY http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/25/climate-change-roulette-water-scarcity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=climate-change-roulette-water-scarcity

 

 Al Jazeera, December 10, 2013
▶  HOW CLIMATE CHANGE DESTROYS HUMAN RIGHTS http://www.aljazeera.com/humanrights/2013/12/how-climate-change-destroys-human-rights-20131217174532837148.html

 

   -▶  NOAA ARCTIC REPORT CARD 2013: IT'S GETTING WARMER AND GREENER UP NORTH  http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5303/20131213/noaa-arctic-report-card-2013-getting-warmer-greener-up-north.htm


                                               VIDEO REPORT:
                    NOAA: ARCTIC REPORT CARD: UPDATE FOR 2013

                               http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 08, 2013
▶  CLIMATE POLITICS MUST BE AS RADICAL AS THE CRISIS: THIS RACE TO WRECK AND POISON THE EARTH FOR PROFIT IS SUICIDAL http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/climate-politics-must-be-radical-as-crisis/

 

Treehugger, December 09, 2013
▶ GLOBAL WARMING IMPACTS ON MENTAL HEALTH http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/global-warming-impacts-our-mental-health.html

 

                                                      VIDEO 4:00

                         THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                              http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

-▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT  http://sco.lt/7WJayH

 

                                                          VIDEO

-▶  CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING: CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE? http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

 

 ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE PROMISES TOUGH TIMES FOR ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/4qgNNZ

 

▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM WON'T (HASN'T) SOLVED CLIMATE CHANGE, Part 1 and 2  http://sco.lt/6ECkvx

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

                                                      WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

 ▶  WARSAW U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE - November 11-22, 2013 COP19, UNFCC http://sco.lt/8vqDpZ

 

▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 

▶  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS:  FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7d7RmT

 

 

▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

 ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

-▶  THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

 

 ▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

 

 ▶  ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8diF4z

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h

 

 

 

SEE:

▶▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://sco.lt/8D8NuL

 

▶▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US  http://sco.lt/6wow1R

 

 

 

 

 

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▶ John Kerry's Dynamic Climate Change Speech - in full VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT

 

                                     FULL VIDEO OF SPEECH

                      POWERFUL ADDRESS FROM INDONESIA

          "Climate Change Is The Greatest Challenge of Our Generation"

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on climate change from Jakarta, Indonesia on February 16, 2014. A transcript can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-yDzHApXiw&feature=youtu.be

 

 FULL TRANSCIPT http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/02/221704.htm

 

 The Hill, February 18, 2014
- ▶ @NewtGringrich CALLS FOR JOHN KERRY TO RESIGN BECAUSE OF CLIMATE SPEECH http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/198557-newt-gingrich-calls-for-john-kerry-to-resign

 

Climate Progress, February 27, 2014
- ▶ U.S. IS ONE OF ONLY FIVE COUNTRIES IN NEW SURVEY WITH NO CLIMATE LEGISLATION http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/27/3338011/countries-climate-legislation/

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

 

International Business Times, February 25, 2014
-▶ RISING SEA LEVELS TO SWALLOW LOW-LYING ISLANDS WITH RARE ANIMAL SPECIES http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/540429/20140225/climate-change-global-warming-island-sanctuaries-new.htm

 

                                               PRICING CARBON

     A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

 Reuters, February 19, 2014
- ▶ WILD WEATHER PUTS CLIMATE BACK ON GLOBAL AGENDA BEFORE 2015 GLOBAL LEADERS MEETING http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/18/us-climate-world-idUSBREA1H1OG20140218

 

Guardian Environment, February 20, 2014
UK SUFFERS WETTEST WINTER ON RECORD http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/20/uk-suffers-wettest-winter-rainfall-record-floods

 

                                                 NASA VIDEO
                                HuffPost Green, February 19, 2014
                  THIS IS THE POLAR VORTEX ENGULFING THE U.S.A.
             Why It Was So Insanely Cold in the U.S. for January 2014

               http://earthsky.org/earth/polar-vortex-of-january-2014

 

 

- ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

 Deutsche Welles, February 17, 2014
- ▶ WHY IS CLIMATE CHANGE FALLING ON DEAF EARS? http://www.dw.de/why-dont-we-want-to-hear-about-climate-change/a-17429281

 

The Guardian, February 15, 2014
- ▶ BRITAIN IS SLEEPWALKING TO A CLIMATE CRISIS - Ed Miliband http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/feb/15/uk-floods-climate-change-disaster-ed-miliband

 

 

                                  TIME-LAPSE VIDEO 1987-2013
                              HuffPost Green, February 18, 2014
        OLDER ARCTIC SEA ICE IS DISAPPEARING AT ALARMING RATE
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/18/time-lapse-arctic-sea-ice_n_4810089.html

 

 Los Angeles Times, February 13, 2014
- ▶ OBAMA-APPOINTED CLIMATE CHANGE TASK FORCE MEETS IN LOS ANGELES http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-change-task-force-obama-brown-garcetti--20140213,0,4650853.story#axzz2tYQ9n9x9

 

 Reuters, February 14, 2014
- ▶ WHITE HOUSE PLEDGES $1 BILLION TO PREPARE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE. Funds would be used to research how to better prepare for climate change-related effects like rising sea levels and extreme temperatures and encourage local initiatives. Other investments would include "breakthrough technologies and resilient infrastructure" such as building sea walls and more resilient electricity delivery systems to protect vulnerable cities and towns. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/15/us-usa-climate-fund-idUSBREA1E03D20140215

 

Reuters, February 15, 2014
- ▶ U.S., CHINA AGREE TO WORK ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.trust.org/item/20140215055306-d6zh1/

 

- ▶ WOMEN'S KNOWLEDGE:  THREE REASONS WE WON'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE WITHOUT IT http://sco.lt/83NaQj

 

                                             ▶ WATCH  ▶

     "ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS"

                                         Moyers and Company

                                            http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

 - ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING:  CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

                                                    WATCH

                                Our Radically Changing Planet

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html

                                                    AND

                      http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/

 

 

- ▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

- ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8LsqbR

 

 

 - ▶ AUSTRALIA BURNING: Australia bushfires rage out of control - VIDEO http://sco.lt/7otlxZ

 

 - ▶ HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS http://sco.lt/97hfX7

 

                                        CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING

               CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                                http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

 - ▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT

UN Chief Scientist Urges Action On Climate Change http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

REPORT: INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE  (IPCC) http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/#.UwGz_l5kJK6

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

               "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                          THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                    http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

- ▶ THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION - AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE  http://sco.lt/8qklOr

 

                            COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                            http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

July 19, 2013 New Scientist
- ▶ THIRSTY CLEAN ENERGY MAY ADD TO WATER STRESSED WORLD http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23897-thirsty-clean-energy-may-add-to-water-stressed-world.html#.UeyDGlPpiRQ

 

July 17, 2013 Ecowatch
- ▶ WHY OUR ENERGY CHOICES MATTER IN A WARMING, WATER-CONSTRAINED WORLD http://ecowatch.com/2013/our-energy-choices-in-warming-water-constrained-world/

 

                                                          PHOTOS
DOCUMENTING THE SWIFT CHANGE WROUGHT BY GLOBAL WARMING http://e360.yale.edu/slideshow/documenting_the_swift_change_wrought_by_global_warming/256/5/

 

 - ▶ SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWID http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 

- ▶ WIND TURBINES:  IS IT OK TO LAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS/BATS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF CLEAN ENERGY? http://sco.lt/89su3d

 

 

 

- ▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

- ▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 

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Will we be able to stop climate change? reverse climate change? Or is it a natural phenomenon that occurs at various times throughout history ? Is it much to be a natural phenomenon for us to impact? Is it part of the evolutionary process? 

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The Himalayas Are Changing – for the Worse

The Himalayas Are Changing – for the Worse | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

JHIRPU PHULPINGKATT, Nepal , Jun 2 2013 (IPS)

Residents of Jhirpu Phulpingkatt, a village nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, about 110 km from Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, are on red alert.

...experts warn that the lakes are filling up faster than ever before and new lakes are being created at an alarming rate.

“If climate warming continues, as is predicted, accelerated glacial thinning and retreat are likely,” Pradeep Mool, programme coordinator at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, told IPS, warning that “the danger posed by glacial lake outburst floods will increase.”... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/the-himalayas-are-changing-for-the-worse/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

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problems for India.

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THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE: The Long Dangerous Half-Life of Strontium-90. Fukushima, Chernobyl, USA

THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE: The Long Dangerous Half-Life of Strontium-90. Fukushima, Chernobyl, USA | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

 ALL NUCLEAR PROCESSING SHOULD BE HALTED UNTIL WE HAVE FOUND A WAY TO NEUTRALIZE THE RADIOACTIVE WASTE - FOR THE SAKE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH AND ALL LIFE ON PLANET EARTH

 

July 6, 2013 TruthOut

▶  THE LONG-DANGEROUS HALF LIFE OF STRONTIUM 90. Strontium-90 - and other nuclear byproducts linked to significant suffering, disease and death - will linger in our soil and water, our tissue and bone, for generations.... http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17351-the-brief-wondrous-life-and-long-dangerous-half-life-of-strontium-90

 

                                RADIOACTIVE WASTE - WIKIPEDIA
                       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_waste

 

April 24, 2011 Guardian
▶  NUCLEAR WASTE:  "KEEP OUT OUT FOR 100,000 YEARS "
Few architects have to design anything to last more than 100 years, so how do you build a nuclear waste facility to last for millennia? And what sign do you put on the door? http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2011/apr/24/nuclear-waste-storage

 

 ▶  THE LETHAL LEGACY OF AMERICA'S NUCLEAR WASTE http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/inside-the-earth/nuclear-waste/

 

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                            THE ONGOING  FUKUSHIMA DISASTER

                                           http://sco.lt/7FL11d

 

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 September 3, 2013 EarthSky Science

▶  UNDERSTANDING THE RADIOACTIVE LEGACY OF CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA http://earthsky.org/human-world/understanding-the-radioactive-legacy-of-chernobyl-and-fukushimaSept

 

 

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                                        CHERNOBYL DISASTER                            

                                                 WIKIPEDIA 
                         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster

                                  =========================

 

                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                 PBS Newshour, April 22, 2014
                                         REVISITING CHERNOBYL  
                A NUCLEAR DISASTER SITE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science-jan-june11-chernobyl_03-29/

                                             
                                            VIDEO REPORT

                                                France24
                                  "CHERNOBYL REVISITED"
http://webdoc.france24.com/chernobyl-revisited/#Chernobyl_revisited_

 

                                                     TED VIDEO
▶  WHY 200 GRANDMOTHERS STAY IN CHERNOBYL - BECAUSE IT'S HOME http://www.ted.com/talks/holly_morris_why_stay_in_chernobyl_because_it_s_home

 

                                                        VIDEO

                             Global Possibilities, October 19, 2013

▶  TINY BIT OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL FOUND NEAR CHERNOBYL IS STILL SHOCKINGLY RADIOACTIVE - 27 YEARS ON http://www.globalpossibilities.org/tiny-bit-of-spent-nuclear-fuel-found-near-chernobyl-is-still-shockingly-radioactive-video/

 

BBC News, November 26, 2013
▶  CHERNOBYL'S ARCH: SEALING OFF A RADIOACTIVE SARCOPHAGUS TO AVOID ANOTHER RADIOACTIVE RELEASE http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25086097

                                               

                                                  VIDEO (55:00)

                                   PBS Nature, October 19, 2011                                       

                                        "RADIOACTIVE WOLVES"

                   Chernobyl: 25 Years On:  A Land Without Humans

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/

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What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the “dead zone” that still surrounds the remains of the reactor.... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/radioactive-wolves/full-episode/7190/

 

   

                               =============================

                              U.S.A. NUCLEAR WASTE NIGHTMARE

                                ============================

 

August 23, 2013 Living on Earth

▶  THE NUCLEAR POWER STORAGE CRISIS http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00034&segmentID=1

 

Oracle: ThinkQuest Library

▶  NUCLEAR WASTE http://library.thinkquest.org/3471/nuclear_waste.html

 

August 25, 2013 Los Angeles Times

▶  NUCLEAR WASTE CAN'T WAIT: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-yucca-mountain-nuclear-waste-disposal-20130825,0,3109839.story

 

The Raw Story, May 10, 2014
▶ NEW MEXICO NUCLEAR WASTE SITE HALTS SHIPMENTS TO TEXAS. 

New Mexico nuclear waste dump, which saw a radiation leak in February, has halted shipments of toxic waste barrels to a commercial Texas facility amid concerns that chemical reactions could trigger another release there, officials said on Friday. A probe found the February 14 accident may have been linked to improperly prepared and packaged drums of toxic waste accepted from the Los Alamos National Laboratory by the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), its managers said in a statement.... http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/10/new-mexico-nuclear-waste-site-halts-shipments-of-toxic-materials-to-texas/

 

 Reuters, February 16, 2014
▶  POSSIBLE RADIATION LEAK AT NEW MEXICO MILITARY NUCLEAR WASTE SITE http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/16/us-radiation-leak-newmexico-idUSBREA1F06Y20140216

 

  nsnbc International

▶  400 % SPIKE IN RARE BIRTH DEFECTS NEAR LEAKING U.S.HANFORD NUCLEAR SITE http://nsnbc.me/2014/04/24/400-spike-in-rare-birth-defects-near-leaking-hanford-nuclear-site/

 

Center for Public Integrity , November 18, 2013
▶  THE MASSIVE CLEAN UP MESS AT USA HANFORD'S NUCLEAR SITE GETS WORSE http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/11/18/13770/mess-gets-worse-hanford-s-nuclear-site

 

 June 20, 2013 The Nation

▶  FIXING AMERICA'S NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE: A CATASTROPHE WAITING TO HAPPEN. The spent-fuel pools at our reactors, containing thousands of tons of poorly protected but highly radioactive waste, are a catastrophe waiting to happen... http://www.thenation.com/article/161500/fixing-americas-nuclear-waste-storage-problem#

 

 Detroit Free Press, April 13, 2014
▶ PLANNED NUCLEAR WASTE FACILITY RAISES FEARS FOR GREAT LAKES FROM WHICH 24 MILLION U.S. RESIDENTS GET DRINKING WATER  http://www.freep.com/article/20140413/NEWS06/304130074/great-lakes-nuclear-waste

 

                               RADIOACTIVE WASTE - WIKIPEDIA
                       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_waste

 

                                   VIDEOS, PICTURES NSFW

                             Before It's News, November 24, 2013
▶  FEDS CREATING NUCLEAR SACRIFICE ZONES TO STORE OVER 71,000 TONS OF NUCLEAR WASTE http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/11/feds-creating-nuclear-sacrifice-zones-to-store-over-71000-tons-of-nuclear-waste-video-and-pictures-nsfw-2831448.html

 

Politico, November 30, 2013
▶  THE $38 BILLION U.S. NUCLEAR WASTE FIASCO http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/nuclear-waste-fiasco-100450.html

 

March 22, 2013 CS Monitor

▶  THE NUCLEAR WASTE PROBLEM: WHERE TO PUT IT? http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0322/The-nuclear-waste-problem-Where-to-put-it

 

TruthOut, March 11, 2014

▶ STUDY:  NUCLEAR REACTORS ARE TOXIC TO SURROUNDING AREAS, ESPECIALLY WITH AGE http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22324-study-nuclear-reactors-are-toxic-to-surrounding-areas-especially-as-plants-age

 

Common Dreams, February 28, 2014

▶ MAJOR NUCLEAR DUMP HAS LEAKED, BUT DOES US GOVERNMENT HAVE A PLAN B? http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/28-3

 

University of Michigan

▶  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION: REMEDIATION OF WASTE http://sitemaker.umich.edu/sec003group5/remediation_of_waste

 

NationofChange, December 09, 2013

▶  WEST VIRGINIA LANDFILLS NOW ACCEPT UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTE http://www.nationofchange.org/west-virginia-landfills-will-now-accept-unlimited-amounts-often-radioactive-fracking-waste-138660435

 

Daily Kos, Decembeer 20, 2013
▶  BP AD CHEVRON ACCUSED OF DUMPING TOXIC RADIOACTIVE WASTE INTO THE SWAMPS OF LOUISIANA http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/20/1264313/-BP-and-Chevron-are-accused-of-dumping-toxic-radioactive-waste-into-the-swamps-of-Lousiana#

 

                                                  SLIDESHOW
▶  LIFE AFTER A NUCLEAR CATASTROPHE:  AN INSIDE LOOK http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=life-after-a-nuclear-catastrophe

 

The Independent, November 28, 2013

▶  UK GOVERNMENT'S RADICAL PLAN TO 'BURN UP' UKs MOUNTAIN OF PLUTONIUM http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/revealed-uk-governments-radical-plan-to-burn-up-uks-mountain-of-plutonium-8967535.html

 

June 14, 2013 Forbes

▶  WHY BILLIONAIRE PAUL ALLEN BACKED PRO-NUCLEAR FILM "PANDORA'S PROMISE" http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2013/06/14/why-billionaire-paul-allen-backed-pro-nuclear-power-film-pandoras-promise/

 

                                                 -- WATCH --

                               November 14, 2013 DC Bureau

                                       THE 3 AM NIGHTMARE
            THE BOMB PLANT AT USA SAVANNAH RIVER SITE:  http://www.dcbureau.org/201211148053/national-security/video-the-bomb-plant-the-3-am-nightmare.html

 

 

June 22, 2013  NBC News
▶  USA FEDS: NUCLEAR WASTE MAY BE LEAKING INTO SOIL FROM HANFORD SITE The tanks are now beyond their intended life span. The Energy Department announced last year that AY-102 was leaking between its two walls, but it said then that no waste had escaped.
Two radionuclides comprise much of the radioactivity in Hanford's tanks: cesium-137 and strontium-90. Both take hundreds of years to decay, and exposure to either would increase a person's risk of developing cancer
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/22/19088481-feds-nuclear-waste-may-be-leaking-into-soil-from-hanford-site?lite

 

June 24, 2013 Grist
▶  USA: NUCLEAR WASTE LEAKING AT HANFORD SITE IN WASHINGTON STATE, AGAIN http://grist.org/news/nuclear-waste-leaking-at-hanford-site-in-washington-again/

 

July 3, 2013 Observer

▶  PROBLEM WITH A WEST TEXAS RADIOACTIVE WASTE DUMP GET BURIED. The preferred method for getting rid of radioactive waste is to bury it deep underground and hope to never see it again. Texas’ approach to regulating radioactive waste is similar. Instead of a public airing, problems with a burgeoning West Texas nuclear dump often get buried.... http://www.texasobserver.org/problems-with-a-west-texas-radioactive-waste-dump-get-buried/

 

August 14, 2013 DC Bureau
▶  NEW YORK IMPORTS PENNSYLVANIA'S RADIOACTIVE FRACKING WASTE DESPITE FALSIFIED WATER TESTS http://www.dcbureau.org/201308148881/natural-resources-news-service/new-york-imports-pennsylvanias-radioactive-fracking-waste-despite-falsified-water-tests.html

 

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               NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING IN THE WORLDS' OCEAN

                               114 TONS OF IT (deutsch, english subs)

                                         http://sco.lt/7Y3KT3

 

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                                                     GENERAL

 

                                           BEYOND NUCLEAR
                             http://www.beyondnuclear.org/

 

 DW.DE News

▶  FEARS GROW OVER SAFETY OF NORTH KOREAN REACTOR FAILURE IN COOLING SYSTEM http://www.dw.de/fears-grow-over-safety-of-north-korean-reactor/a-17581047

 

 March 11, 2013 New York Times
▶  NUCLEAR: IN SEARCH OF ENERGY MIRACLES: HOW MUCH FAITH SHOULD WE PUT IN BIG TECHNOLOGY FIXES TO SAVE THE WORLD?  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/science/in-search-of-energy-miracles.html?_r=0

 

 

December 16, 2013
▶  POWER CRAZED: Why do we transfer the real health risks inflicted by coal onto nuclear energy? http://www.monbiot.com/2013/12/16/power-crazed/

 

                                                  --- WATCH----

                                         THE PRICE OF CARBON

                                       The Climate Reality Project

                       http://climaterealityproject.org/the-price-of-carbon/

 

June 6, 2013 TruthOut
▶  PEACE TALK AND WAR BUDGET http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/17376-peace-talk-and-war-budget

 

 

August 25, 2013 The Telegraph
▶  NUCLEAR MAY BECOME OBSOLETE WARNS U.S. SOLAR ENERGY CHIEF http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/10265065/Nuclear-may-become-obsolete-warns-US-solar-energy-chief.html

 

▶  SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWIDE | @scoopit http://sco.lt/4vZ7lB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Global warming is here to stay, whichever way you look at it

Global warming is here to stay, whichever way you look at it | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

 

CLIMATE CHANGE, LACK OF POLITICAL WILL LEAD TO 'GLOBAL PERFECT STORM' - REPORT  http://sco.lt/8RDNj7

 

Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

August 23, 2013 Grist
IS CLIMATE CHANGE HUMANITY'S GREATEST-EVER RISK MANAGEMENT FAILURE? http://grist.org/climate-energy/is-climate-change-humanitys-greatest-ever-risk-management-failure/

 

 

October 11, 2012 Planet Change
PEOPLE AT RISK TO NATURAL DISASTER AND HOW NATURE CAN HELP  http://change.nature.org/2012/10/11/people-at-risk-to-natural-disasters-and-how-nature-can-help/

 

POLAR BEARS MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE  http://sco.lt/7JCUk5

 

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6mZspd

 

 

May 28, 2013 Climate Central
U.S. HOUSE BILL WOULD SHIFT #NOAA RESOURCES FROM CLIMATE RESEARCH TO PRIVATE SECTOR http://www.climatecentral.org/news/bill-would-shift-noaa-resources-from-climate-research-16046

 

PLANET PASSES DAILY 400 PPM C02 MILESTONE - MARCHING TOWARD DISASTER @scoopit http://sco.lt/8pMIe9

 

 May 23, 2013 The Conversation

HAS GLOBAL WARMING STALLED? This question is increasingly being asked because the local weather seems cool and wet, or because the global mean temperature is not increasing at its earlier rate or the long-term rate expected from climate model projections....  http://theconversation.com/global-warming-is-here-to-stay-whichever-way-you-look-at-it-14532

 

27 March, 2013 Washington Post
IMF: WANT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE?  GET RID OF #1.9 TRILLION IN ENERGY SUBSIDIES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/27/imf-want-to-fight-climate-change-get-rid-of-1-9-trillion-

 

OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

 

May 6, 2013 WRI Insights

ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTION, PUT LOCAL COMMUNITIES FIRST  http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/05/climate-change-adaptation-put-local-communities-first

 

ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC MAY BE ICE-FREE IN TWO YEARS @scoopit http://sco.lt/6qm61h

 

******WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE SAYS NEW, HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 

 

TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits http://sco.lt/95LXpR

 

THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURIVIVE?  http://sco.lt/6lPJeT

 

DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHER PACE  http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

 May 6, 2013 WRI Insights
5 REASONS WHY IT'S (STILL) IMPORTANT TO REDUCE FUGITIVE METHANE EMISSIONS http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/05/5-reasons-why-its-still-important-reduce-fugitive-methane-emissions

 

 

 

 

 

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All of 2013's global weather squeezed into NASA short video, with commentary by geophysicist at EUMETSAT

All of 2013's global weather squeezed into NASA short video, with commentary by   geophysicist at EUMETSAT | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

February 05, 2014

We don't really have a good understanding of global weather because we personally only witness a small part of it at any moment.... the difference between the global climate and local weather...One way to realize how different global climate can be from local weather is to take a step back and look at the whole. ... http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/all-2013s-global-weather-squeezed-short-video-commentary-geophysicist.html

 

           RISING SEAS - INTERACTIVE MAP: IF ALL THE ICE MELTED
                                          National Geographic

             Explore the world's new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map

 

 

                                                            VIDEO: 

             CLIMATE CHANGE - A "WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION"

                                                     Senator Kerry:

                      Obama Admin Steps Out On Climate Change (Finally)

                                                 http://sco.lt/5aFO4X

 

 -▶ GREENLAND' MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/819UHZ

-▶ ACIDIFYING OCEANS: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/61C0R7

 

 ▶ OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL: FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL  http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

 

 

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